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 Camo Paracord
Camo, or camouflage, is a print designed by militaries around the world as a part of military tactics. Camouflage grew in popularity starting in the 1900s, right around the time that weapons became more accurate and the rate of fire increased. The new camouflage prints allowed the troops to better blend in to their surrounding environments. Before this, military forces used brightly colored uniforms.
Ideally, camouflage prints, such as the woodland or forest varieties, are meant to allow soldiers to blend into a number of different regions. This could include the woodland forests or rainforests, without requiring a change of uniform.
Interesting Facts about Camo
The U.S. Military forest or woodland camouflage pattern contains dark green, black, brown and dark tan. Brown is omitted because all though it is a nature color, it makes it more difficult for the soldiers to blend into their surroundings.
There are digital and natural versions of the forest camouflage print available through various retailers as well as being used by various United States Armed Forces.
Forest camouflage prints have been employed by a number of countries including North Korea, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Russia.
Some countries have based their forest camouflage patterns on the United States M81 version, this includes the Netherlands Marine Corps, who are currently using a brown-modified version.
Names of various forest camouflage prints include the M81, Vz.2007 (Slovakia) and Dac Cong Leaf Camouflage (Vietnam).