Paracord is a type of rope made of many different kinds of synthetic fibers. It is strong, durable, and versatile. It can be used for a variety of tasks, from climbing to making shelter. It is commonly used by survivalists to make survival bracelets and laces, among other uses.

There are four main types of Paracord: nylon paracord, 550 parachute cord, 750 paracord, and 275 cord. We’ll cover each type in more detail below. See our How to Choose Your Paracord page for detailed information on selecting your cord.

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Nylon paracord is essentially a high-quality version of 550 cord. It has all the same qualities as 550 cord but is made from Nylon rather than cotton. The difference between these two materials is that nylon paracord is strong, durable, and resists rot and mildew. 

Nylon paracord consists of three main layers: the inner core layer, the outer casing layer, and an outer sheath layer. Nylon paracord has an audible breaking point of 550lbs or 230 kgs or more depending on the length you choose to use it. Survival paracord is a valuable tool for prepping and survival. Here are four benefits to using paracord for survival: 

  • Paracord is durable. It can withstand temperatures from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is also water resistant.

  • Paracord can be used as an improvised bandage, tourniquet, or sling.

  • Paracord can be used to make shelters, fishing lines, and more.

  • Paracord can be used for signaling and communication purposes.