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 Purple Paracord
Purple is a truly unique color, blending shades of red and blue to create an entirely new shade. It spans a number of representations, from creativity to royalty. It can also represent spirituality, eccentricity or mystical beings or items.
Purple can also have a psychological or mental effect on people. It can encourage creativity or it can uplift a person's mood. For some, purple is a calming color that soothes the mind and the nerves. For others, purple may help them feel more spiritual.
The state of Hawaii, which has given each island its own official color, is the only state in the U.S. who uses purple as an official color. Purple is the official color of the Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i.
Purple is also relatively rare in the professional world of sports. Two NFL teams, the Baltimore Ravens and the Minnesota Vikings, use purple as an official color.
Meanwhile, four teams in the NBA use purple as an official color: the Los Angeles Lakers, the New Orleans Hornets, the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings.
Only one team in Major League Baseball (MLB), the Colorado Rockies, has purple as an official color.
A small number of major colleges and universities have chosen purple as their official color. This includes Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Clemson University, James Madison University and the University of Washington.
Fun Facts About Purple
In a number of countries, including Japan, purple represents great wealth and high positions.
Purple is the color of the highest denomination poker chip, which is $5,000.
Purple is also the first color ever made from dye by a man. It was originally called mauveine and was made from coal tar.
Despite it not being a primary color, purple shows up regularly in nature, particularly in gemstones. Amethyst, lolite, lavender quartz, ametrine, lepidolite, sugilite and selenite are all naturally purple stones.
People who drive purple vehicles are said to be creative individuals who are truly original.