Paracord is a very useful material. Type III is the most commonly used. It can support up to 550 pounds. The paracord has many uses including Shoelaces, lanyards, belts, keychains, dog leashes, along with many others. There are really quite a few uses for paracord. It’s utility is only limited by the users imagination. Paracord is sold in a several lengths including one hundred foot hanks, and one thousand foot spools. It is truly an excellent survival tool.
- Para cord used to be used as the suspension lines for parachutes. After landing on the ground soldiers would cut the cord from their chutes because they found a multitude of uses for the light weight, durable cordage.
- The most commonly used type of para-cord is type III. Type III has a minimum strength of five hundred and fifty pounds, which is why most people refer to it as 550 cord. Para-cord is a nylon kernmantle rope which means there is an inner core of nylon strands incased by a nylon sheath.
- One of the reasons it is so versatile is that you can cut the outer sheath and use the individual core strands as well.
“Paracord is a nylon kernmantle rope which means there is an inner core of nylon strands incased by a nylon sheath.”