BUDK.com always stocks items, like Paracord, that you can get the utmost use out of. For decades soldiers have used paracord, also known as “550 cord”, for attaching gear to themselves and vehicles, for putting up camouflage and for securing tents. As many tools have done over the years, paracord made its way from military gear to civilian application and has become a must-have for sports enthusiasts, campers and survivalists. You will find that its applications are limitless and that it is one of the handiest items you can have. BUDK.com has a large variety of Paracord in a variety of colors and quantities to choose from. You will also find micro cord and trip line, here, plus, items like survival bracelets and keychains that are woven of paracord.
- What is paracord?
Paracord, also called “550 cord,” is a nylon kernmantle rope, which is a type of rope that has an inside core of several fibers that is wrapped in a woven outer covering. The basic idea is that the several inside fibers give the rope greater tensile strength and the outer covering maximizes the durability and flexibility.
- Why is it called “550 cord”?
Paracord started out as the lines for parachutes during W.W.II but the military at-large uses it for a variety of purposes. Soldiers refer to it as “550 cord” because it is rated with a breaking strength of 550 lbs.
- What is paracord used for?
Since, its appearance, soldiers have used it for attaching gear to themselves and vehicles, for putting up camouflage and for securing tents. The fibers on the inside of the cord have been used for sewing and fishing, in a pinch. The outside covering has been used as bootlaces, once the core was pulled out.
- Why do I need paracord?
Its applications are limitless because, along with tying stuff down, it can be used to build shelters, to wrap a knife handle for a no-slip grip, to make woven bracelets or belts, to secure a splinted injury, to set-up a perimeter alarm and to even floss with.
- What quantities does paracord come in?
We have paracord in rolls and bundles from 300 feet to 100 feet and in hanks of 50 feet, in a variety of colors. There are also several items like survival bracelets, belts and key chains that are woven of paracord.
Top Customer Reviews
Silver Lion (Tucson, AZ) - Good in an Emergency
Can be used to open handcuffs. Handy for tieing/securing "stuff". Could be made of heavier cord. Unintrusive and look good.
Review of: United Cutlery Elite Forces Black Survival Bracelet
William G. Howe (Grafton, WI.) - Great Antenna rope!
This is a great deal. Being an avid Amateur Radio Operator and President of one Club and Past-President of another, I'm involved with the construction of many wire antennas. We use this nylon rope to support all of these antennas in trees and on other structures. The camo color makes the antennas almost invisible, which is a plus in permanent installations!
Review of: O.D. Nylon Braided Utility Cord 2100 Feet Spool
Justin (Utah) - Black Savage Paracord
Good, strong, durable, cord. I cut off pieces and use it to tie my camp chair, tent, and sleeping bag to my pack. Millions of other uses. I'd like to mention the color (I have orange). It is very vibrant and high viability. I have no doubt this rock solid rope would hold 500 pounds.
Review of: 50 Ft. Black Savage Survival Type III Commercial Paracord
Chase - Great cord
It's nice cord to make bracelets and key fobs with, seems thinner than other paracord I've received from other places but that just makes it easier to work with. Comes on a roll so theres no worry with tangling like with the 50 and 100 ft.
Review of: 300 Ft. Black Savage Paracord Made in USA
mike sacco - skull lanyard
sweet paracord lanyard with a skull adjuster. real nice box braid long enough for many different uses , I'am using one on as a pull tab on my motorcycle jacket along with several knifes and a flashlight in my bikes tailbag; great value . many others I looked into where are triple the price.order a few and enjoy.
Review of: Paracord Knife Lanyard and Key Fob with Skull