From tying down gear to repairing equipment to replacing a broken shoe string, the uses for paracord are nearly endless. Paracord originally was designed to act as suspension line for parachutes, but because of its high tensile strength and elasticity, it has become a general purpose utility cord for civilian and military use. At, you can find a number of different colors and lengths of 550 paracord, ideal for any mission. This durable thread is made of 100% nylon with a seven-strand core and resilient nylon sheath. Whether you’re preparing a go-bag for emergency situations, loading up your combat kit or restocking your tool box, a spool of paracord is a must-have addition. You never know when a lightweight, durable cord will come in handy.