WHAT IS A PARACORD OR PARACHUTE CORD?
The answer to this question is that a Paracord is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines of parachutes. This cord is useful for many other tasks and is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians.
Titan paracord is the first choice of many great defence services like the world’s greatest Defence Services US military, US navy and various defence forces across the world because of its remarkably good quality. It guarantees a minimum tensile strength of 550lbs.
The company also assure of paracord being 100% bump-free, kink-free, bulge -free. It is made from 100% Nylon , And the diameter is 5/32” or 4 mm (Military cord will be closer to a 4 mm thickness, whereas commercial versions are closer to a 3 mm thickness.)
which has 21 interwoven strands or fibers woven together into 7 extremely strong triple strands yards giving it a relatively smooth texture.
It life is a type of parachute cord survivor cord or a Utility cord, commonly known as 550 cord. It is also UV resistant and will not fade, mold, or mildew over the period of time. It is made strictly according to military specifications.
The 550 Paracord is specially designed and built for rugged utility applications and tasks which require extreme strength, durability, reliability and compactness.
Now talking about its uses and features, The Titan Paracord Type III 550 has several uses, some of them are as follows:-
- Suspending a backpack from a tree to keep your food away from animals.
- You can use it for securely tying your items to the top of your automobile.
- You can also hang some small items to your backpack while and hiking and trekking.
- It can be used for creating a well functioning pulley system for lifting and carrying heavy objects which we cannot lift.
- It can be used as a life saving alarm by notifying you of wild animals intruding around by simply stringing up some wires around and tie some bells or cans in it.
- When it is woven with beads it can be used for estimating the approximate distance traveled.
- Titan paracord also has its effective influence for well functioning for survival kits and vehicle emergency kits.
- The individual Yarns or the fibres of the core can be easily removed for getting the fine threads of the string so that it can be used as a fishing wire or used for showing some gears.
- Can be used for slowly lowering our expensive materials from higher altitude.
- Stringing up clothes-lines.
The cost of this paracord is around 2700 Indian rupees which is satisfying price for a good quality product.
The official military designation is MIL-C-5040H, TYPE III, 550 PARACORD.
It is a excellent cord for :-
- Housing/automobile uses
- Emergency rope
- Dog collars
- Outdoor tent guy lines
- Survival kits
- Disaster Preparation
- Crafting balances etc.
Titan paracord 550 is extremely versatile and designed for rugged paracord applications requiring high strength durability and safety measures.
The overall packing of the product is simple and the best part is that it is reusable, the cord can be folded and kept in the bag again and can be carried anywhere conveniently.
It consists of a zipper transparent bag along with labels slip which has the product named and barcode on it which is sufficient enough for this strong product as it is not breakable easily.
A fastener or Velcro strap is wrapped around the paracord in order to hold it together efficiently and it is also reusable.
This product is available in various colors like solid black, blue, green, camouflage green and various patterns and neon variants are also available.
The card is type III 550 which is military specified and is capable of holding up-to 620lbs with a minimum tensile strength of 550lbs. The military designation is MIL-C-5040H which is similar to those used by US military and Canadian Military.
What’s inside the cord?
We also cut off a piece of Titan paracord and noticed that it consists of about seven twisted fibers commonly called strands which were quite thick, Most of the different paracords usually contains 7-9 strands only. The most common on the commercial market is a 7 core. As in titan paracord out of seven strands one was red and others were white in color.
The corners of the cord are burnt slightly in order to seal it properly so the strands wouldn’t come apart.
The strands of Titan Paracord are much stronger and thicker than those of other paracords available in the market which also claims to be type III 550.
When you buy this item paracord you will also get two e-books which are free of cost and along with them a coloured government contractor marker is also provided. The books provides the information about the various functioning and uses of the product which can be very useful for the amateurs.
There are a wide variety of projects which can be found in the books and which you will love it and they are very creative and worth trying. We would personally recommend The adventurers Peoples to try and read the eBooks and which are full of such creative activities.
The court can also be used for making a 550 paracord bracelet along with dog leashes, replacing shoelaces and making other superior quality bracelets which can be used for both indoor and outdoor activities.
That two free eBooks which comes along with this Titan paracord is like icing on the cake, both the books are so satisfying and knowledgeable that one might enjoy reading it .
The first book is titled as the “Title book of Paracord” which initially give a brief history and a good introduction to the paracord along with its uses and functions. There is also a section on knot making and a section with links going to various other things about paracord.
While the second book is titled as “Easy Paracord Projects” that is exactly the same what it is titled as.
This eBook is an eBook full of projects that you can do create with paracord. From my point of view both the eBooks the Titan book of paracord and easy projects paracord are so much knowledgeable, informative, creative and useful books that you should read.
The Paracord is very essential and life saving tool used by military trekkers mountaineers etc. Titan has provided and innovative high quality outdoor survival gear and tactical product. The paracords were initially meant for parachutes and soldiers found it useful in various life saving errands.
Paracord has also been used for making whips. The durable and versatile nature of this material has a significant and beneficial use for performing whip crackers and enthusiasts. Also it is known that nylon doesn’t rots or weakens easily so these can be used in all weathers. So such a useful product which was only available for soldiers now can be bought by civilians also.
People going for adventurous tours, camping or mountaineering can carry this amazing product along with them as it doesn’t requires extra spacious room or bags and it is lighter in weight too. (weighing around 226 grams ), which makes it easy to carry.
So Titan paracord is a best in range paracord as compared from other choices available in the market and being under budget and being reliable too as used by leading defence and military service across the world.
Titan has tried to provide the best it can give by inventing such a versatile and innovative product with high quality material for outdoor survival and Technical products which can be used in planned camping, hiking, boating, canoeing, mountaineering, adventurous tours and trips or any unplanned emergency situations.
The company is focusing on Superior performance that you can trust on.
And the best part is the Titan\’s promise, The company stating that they are an American Veteran- owned business and on there each and every authentic product they are providing a lifetime guarantee, if their customers are not satisfied or unhappy with their products in anyway or anyhow they will try to refund them completely without questioning them.
So till now you must have got it that Para cords are not just for parachutes anymore, Or just for survivalists, neither they are only meant for defense or military services.
Nowadays Para cords are available for each and everyone and they can be used by anyone for anything whatever they wanted to do from Indoor to outdoor works, from planned to unplanned trips in various way efficiently.
It is trusted by soldiers, veterans, and outdoor enthusiasts all around the world. So, finally if you are looking for a paracord then I must suggest that Titan paracord Type III 550 is the best in class host you can prefer for buying as it is trusted worldwide and known for its various features and durability and if you are not satisfied you can get refund also.