What is Paracord?
Paracord, also known as parachute cord or 550 cord, was and is still used by the US Military for their parachutes. It has many uses as a utility. There are 7 inner strands that can be used to sew or fish. The 7 inner strands combined with the outside can hold 550 pounds. A good rule of thumb is that for every inch of a bracelet, or half-inch of a dog collar, there is about a foot of paracord.