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Military MIL-C-5040 Paracord
Military MIL-C-5040 Paracord

Military MIL-C-5040 Paracord

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Paracord is a hugely versatile outdoor rope that has literally thousands of different uses. Originally developed during WWII as a parachute cord, paracord has since evolved to become an essential outdoor and survival item. This particular cord is the one and only 100% genuine MIL-C-5040 Military Issue 550 Paracord which is made by the only supplier of Paracord to the US Military. This paracord is ideal for making survival bracelets and outdoor jewellery, practising knot craft or lashing shelters together. Paracord should form part of any outdoor kit.

How Can I Tell This is Genuine MIL-C-5040 Paracord?

There are only subtle differences between this paracord and the Genuine Type III 550 Commercial Paracord that we also offer. Inside this cord, there are 7 inner-strands (same with commercial) but one of these strands is patterned and used as an identifier, meaning that the cord can be tracked back to source by the US Government when being purchased for Military use. The outer of this cord is also made of Nylon, meaning its rot-proof and harder wearing. As this cord is Military Issue, there are only very limited colours due to the intended uses. MIL-C-5040 is available in Olive drab, Black, Tan and emergency Orange, Red, Camo Green, Singal Green and Navy Blue.

Why Buy Paracord From Forest School Shop?

Unlike the vast majority of other suppliers, we only sell the genuine MIL-C-5040. Sadly, it's easy to pass off low quality look-alikes, but we NEVER do this. All of the MIL-C-5040 and TYPE III Commercial Paracord that we offer is made in the U.S.A by the only supplier of paracord to the US Government for Military use.

Please note: We sell our cord per foot. If 1 or 1000 feet is ordered, we will supply in a single hand-cut length (1000ft = 1x spool). As the cord is hand cut, please allow for slight variations in length supplied.


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