550 parachute cord (550 paracord) is truly an amazing product, and can be invaluable in a survival situation. Whether you use paracord as a hobby, for outdoor activities, or for potential survival situations, ours will certainly fit your needs.
Our commercial 550 paracord is manufactured in the United States by government (GSA) contractors. Just like military issue MIL-C-5040H Type III cord, ours is seven strand Kernmantle style with each strand being two-ply 100% nylon. The outer sheath is braided from 32 nylon strands and is rated for 200 lbs. The inner strands add 50 lbs each, resulting in a total minimum breaking strength of 550 lbs.
Thousands of people use our paracord for crafting. A simple paracord bracelet, keyfob, belt, etc can contain yards of cord that can be quickly unraveled for use in a survival situation. These crafts are an interesting hobby that produces attractive and useful handmade items.
Ideas on how to use our Desert Camouflage Paracord
The desert camouflage print has been around for decades. It is commonly used by the United States and other armies in the world when stationing troops or fighting in combat in desert regions, such as the Middle East. When these prints were being designed by the United States, testing of the uniforms were performed in the desert areas of the states.
There are currently several variations of the desert camouflage print being employed by various armed forces around the world, including the United States. However, desert camouflage prints have also extended into the consumer world as well. It is not unusual to find clothing, crafts, various gift items and even lanyard or yarn in a desert camouflage print.
Interesting Facts About Desert Camouflage
The most well known desert camouflage print is the chocolate chip pattern, which was used during Operation Desert Storm.
Currently, the U.S. military desert camouflage print contains the colors light green, pale green and brown.
The name of the current U.S. military desert camouflage print is U.S. Desert Tricolor, also known as the Desert Camouflage Uniform or DCU, which began usage in 1990 during Operation Desert Shield.
Despite the success of the current Desert Tricolor print, it is being phased out in favorite of the ACU digital camouflage print.
The desert camouflage pattern is not limited to use by the United States army and is also used by the United States Air Force, the United States Coast Guard and the United States Navy.