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550 Paracord Type 3

550 paracord type 3 was selected by the military for parachute usage. It is rated to hold 550 pounds and is highly favored for survival situations. We consider it one of the highest priority emergency essentials and it should be a part of go-bags and other survival supplies.

Consider using it for emergency shelters, lashing tools and furniture, first aid, and more. 

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Survival Purpose

Milspec paracord is used a lot in survival situations. This cord is 550 type 3 military-grade paracord and we recommend adding it to all go-bags, essentials pouches, and survival supplies. 

This military grade paracord is versatile with these possible Uses:

  • Rigging Parachutes
  • Lashing
  • Shelter Construction
  • Traps
  • Snares
  • Rigging
  • Trot Lines
  • Gill Nets
  • Braids
  • Wraps
  • Slings
  • etc.

At minimum you should carry 50 feet. Many preppers will store hundreds of feet just in case.

What We Like

  • Reliability - Milspec 550 paracord must be certified to be classified as type 3. You can count on its strength for any emergency job.
  • Versatility - Paracord can be used in so many ways to stay alive or stay comfortable.
  • Strength - Each strand of cord can handle 550 lbs of weight. For the weight and cost it's a great value.
  • Cost - At around $10 per 50 feet (or better for longer lengths) you can invest in a lot of it.

Tips and Recommendations

  • Training - Learn a few knots and lashings - better to learn before you need it.
  • Sunlight - Direct sunlight is the kryptonite of paracord
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