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Military Spec Parachute Cord

Military Spec Parachute Cord




Survival importance: 9.6 out of 10

You will often find products called paracord, 550 cord, mil spec 550 paracord, 550 paracord however more often than not these products do not meet the specifications of true mil c 5040h Parachute Cord. Don't confuse the MIL-C-5040 Type III 550 Parachute Cord with the numerous copies on the market today. This is the official product used by the U.S. Military. It's military designation is MIL-C-5040 Type III and has a rated strength of 550 lbs, hence the name 550 Paracord.

The sturdy flexible “rope” ,often referred to as “parachute cord” or “550 cord”, is actually used in the construction of parachutes. It is used to connect the canopy portion of the parachute to the part that the parachutist wears. There are a variety of colors and types of “550 cord” commonly sold. The genuine “550 cord” has a flexible outer cover, which contains 7 white nylon cords which when removed can be used for sewing or any other purpose that requires a strong thread.

Our parachute cord is rated to hold 550 lbs before breaking, hence the name “550 cord”. The uses of this cord are limited only by the user's imagination, from wrapping knife handles to boot laces. At Endure Survival Kits we sell only genuine 550lb rated mil-spec cord. This is a must-have for any survival kit.

Many claim to sell Mil Spec Parachute Cord, but be careful when purchasing from other companies. Always ask to see a "Certification". This parachute cord is manufactured by Best Glide and the certification is included in the products images. 

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