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TrueNorth 03-28-2011 06:47 AM

550 Paracord
 
Hello again,

I was just looking at getting some paracord to add to the BOB, and am having trouble finding a retailer that has it. Lots of places online seem to carry it but a whole bunch of the sites seem shady.

Like anything, I'll bet that there are lots of knockoff/fake or civilian products on the market that look like, or are marketed as the "real thing" but really aren't.

survivaltopics.com has a store that claims it's selling the real 550 milsurp paracord. $7.99+ shipping for 15 meters (50ft).

Has anyone dealt with them, or does anyone have a for-sure reliable dealer?

Survival Gear

I appreciate the insight!

Cory2 03-28-2011 09:01 AM

it can probably be had at a px on a military base near you. you could get someone you know in the military to go pick some up for you. thats how i get mine anyway.

cpttango30 03-28-2011 02:05 PM

550 Parachute Cord MIL-C-5040

Really I buy all mine off of Ebay.

Why does it matter it's milspec 5040 anyways? Are you going to be sling loading a car with the stuff?

Jesse17 03-28-2011 02:24 PM

Hey, what's that site that makes the belts and slings out of paracord?

Anyone got the link?

Poink88 03-28-2011 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 474436)
Why does it matter it's milspec 5040 anyways?

If I am paying for it anyway and have a choice, why not? If it is fake, who knows where else they skimped? I don't want one that fails when I needed it most. It could be not strong enough, not UV resistant enough, rots, etc.

Just like guns...not all 1911 are built the same right? ;)

Jay 03-28-2011 02:40 PM

I buy mine in bulk from these folks. Reasonable prices, and it's the real stuff...

Mil Spec 550 Para Cord is made to Mil-C-5040 specifications

All of our Real Military Paracord Colors

cpttango30 03-28-2011 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jesse17 (Post 474454)
Hey, what's that site that makes the belts and slings out of paracord?

Anyone got the link?

You do know you can make them yourself. Very easy.

Get some 550 cord and watch youtube. I make bracelets all the time for people.

workinprogress 03-28-2011 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 474509)
You do know you can make them yourself. Very easy.

Get some 550 cord and watch youtube. I make bracelets all the time for people.

I've made bracelets, a rifle sling and am working on a belt right now. A little tedious on the belt but it's simple.

NitroxAZ 03-28-2011 04:22 PM

I have used these guys before Supply Captain: Shop Online

TrueNorth 03-28-2011 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 474436)
550 Parachute Cord MIL-C-5040

Why does it matter it's milspec 5040 anyways? Are you going to be sling loading a car with the stuff?

Well I'm no mall ninja, if that's what you're trying to get at! :)

For every day use it doesn't matter, and no I don't plan on stockpiling the stuff or doing any advanced military jobs with it. I don't mind having civilian stuff, or normal nylon or polyester / propelyne rope for camping or normal use. But for a BoB, I'd like to know I've got the best.

A BoB serves what purpose? - to help us survive from desperate situations that we may or may not be able to predict. When you grab that BoB and leave your house, you leave knowing that you may never return, and the only possessions you'll own are the ones in that bag. Plus you never know what you may be facing, so it's best to be prepared.

If my life depends on it, and all I own or have to work with is the stuff in my bag, I'd like to know it can do whatever may be needed. I'll pay a premium for a few lengths or 550!

Thanks everyones input!


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