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Genuine 550 Paracord
Genuine 550 Paracord
Genuine 550 Paracord

Genuine 550 Paracord

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Whether you are an experienced bushman or a relative novice, the need for high-quality kit is paramount. Those with years of experience under their belt may be able to make more of what they have got, good or bad, but if you find yourself in a survival situation it is imperative that your equipment is up to the task.

No piece of equipment does this apply to more than paracord. The 'para' in the name comes from the fact that it was originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Its versatility though has seen it become a general purpose utility cord used by both military personnel and civilians. Only the very best paracord will be of sufficient strength to be of any use, which you will be guaranteed to get with genuine 550 paracord.

Genuine 550 paracord is a type-III paracord. It may only be a humble looking rope, but its 550lbs breaking strain means it is fit for a multitude of weight-bearing purposes.

Paracord Knots

Genuine 550 paracord has a braided sheath with a high number of interwoven strands. Its construction makes it surprisingly elastic, which means it is perfect for a wide array of paracord knots. Knowing just a few simple knots means that you can use your genuine 550 paracord for a variety of tasks. Paracord knots will allow you to attach equipment to harnesses, or tie rucksacks to vehicle racks, for example. It can also be used to support the weight of a person, with its seven strand core giving an excellent strength to weight ratio.

Its use in paracord knots to fulfil a number of practical, utility functions is aided by the fact that it can be compacted into wearable paracord bracelets or paracord necklaces. Genuine 550 paracord can then be transported more easily and then easily unravelled when it needs to be used for tying paracord knots.

Where can I find genuine 550 paracord?

If you require genuine 550 paracord, look no further than Greenman Bushcraft. Our 4mm (approx.) paracord with a seven strand core is a is the highest grade of 550 and is made by Boonies Outdoor (as used by many survivalists and military). It is fashioned to exactly the same standard as Mil-C-5040, the only difference being that it lacks the tracer strand, an inner braid which identifies the origin of the cord for government purposes - so unless you work for the U.S Government, it will serve no purpose, so you may as well save some money with this type III. Having sold just about every brand of paracord on the planet, the Boonies Outdoor 550 Type III Paracord is the best we have come across - and it's 100% Nylon, unlike other cords that flood the market place - which also makes it ROT-PROOF and UV resistant and colour-fast too.

Paracord is a fantastic multi-purpose product, and can be purchased per 50-foot bundle, or 1000ft reel. Custom lengths and colours are available upon request. Alternatively, you can buy a range of paracord products including paracord bracelets, paracord necklaces and even paracord keychains. This will ensure that you have always got a length of paracord to hand when you need it for tying paracord knots.

At Greenman Bushcraft we specialise in the supply of outdoor survival equipment. You can be sure that our genuine 550 paracord is made to the very highest standards. It is also available in a wide variety of colours, so visit our website today to browse our range of paracord, paracord products, accessories and buckles.

PLEASE NOTE: Our 550 cord is now sold as standard in 50-FOOT (15.2m) bundles. For example, order 1 unit and you will be sent 50-feet of cord. Order two units, you will be sent TWO lots of 50-feet, and so on. We also offer 250ft reels and 1000ft reels which you may find on the drop down. Other colours are available upon request, including wholesale options. Other colours will be added soon. 


"Having tried almost all suppliers of paracord in the UK, this is the only stuff that I deem to be the real deal. Most sellers churn out the same old lookalike Chinese rubbish, but the guys and gals at Greenmans sell the proper stuff that's made from Nylon. My advice is shop here, and stay WELL clear of other suppliers in the UK unless they're offering the same Boonies Outdoor branded cord. In particular, stay away from a well-known shop who's name begins with an 'S' who blatantly sells fake Chinese-made paracord and dresses it up as something it's not......"

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Joe

"Paracord excellent product. Super sercice & supplied as quickly as post permits these days! :-)"

StarStarStarStarStarReview By J.T.

"I use it to suspend my tarp while hammocking, does what it says on the tin, strong, great price "

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Barmey

"Excellent paracord in a huge range of colours (providing they are in stock!) I use it for so many things from magnet fishing to shelter building. Its uses are never ending and at this price there's no excuse to not have some around! Service from Greenman is excellent too."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Julian Perry

"Thhe quality of 550 paracord and the service (about anything at all) are second to none. If you can get the colours you want and you live in the UK then stick with Greenman Bushcraft."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Tony C

"I recently ordered some 550 paracord, which I can only describe as top quality. It was delivered with super quick speed too. I have spoken with Sally at Greenman several times and she is so lovely and helpful. Other businesses could take a leaf out of Greenman's book! So far, so (very) good!"

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Hazel Mackenzie

"I am training for my 3rd Dan black belt in Jujitsu, and ordered this paracord as a modern replacement for hemp rope for Hojojitsu, or 'Rope work-. The paracord is a perfect replacement and Greenmanbushcraft supplied my order quickly and correctly. I have recommended this company and product to other students I know."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Mark Gash

"Excellent quality, bought along with Fastex buckles-also excellent, for a Scout camp. Service absolutely spot on, delivered quickly. Happy to recommend the guys at Greenman to anyone."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Andy

"Product is always 5 star as is the delivery service and contact when Iíve asked questions."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Steven Faulds

"Perfect for scouts parachord projects and some pioneering "

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Julia

"This was my 1st real para cord as usually bought cheap stuff. No comparison. It is fantastic quality and ideal for so many uses. I used mine to make a two tone belt over a climbing strap and looks fantastic if I say so myself! "

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Mary

"Good quality paracord. Quickly despatched and delivered."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Pete

"Quality product. Quality service. Look no further than these guys for buying paracord in the UK."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By David

"The product came quickly was well packaged and good quality for a great price I will recommend to friends and family."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Ryan Mears

"550 paracord perfect for my jewellery making, bought 550 paracord in the past but this seems to be the real deal, love working with it, will be buying more in the future. Thank you."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Tina Towse

"I've purchased my paracord from ************ before shopping with you guys, and it was utter rubbish! Your cord is the real deal and the you're the only supplier I've found that does the genuine thing, despite the claims of some other stores such as the one mentioned above. I shall be back for more and recommend this to anyone who wants the proper stuff. Thank you guys and gals at Greenmans."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By GOAT

"Great paracord, as others have said on here, it doesn't fray and is easy to work with when using it for paracord projects. This is the first lot of paracord I have used so can't compare to genuine 550 military issue paracord, but this stuff is as good as I could need!"

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Jonny

"I have tried all the paracord on the market. This is top quality, very similar to the military spec, tight weave, doesn't frey, hold a friction knot. I will always buy from here now for 550 as it a consistent quality."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Tacblades

"I have bought cheap para cord in the past, but this one is brilliant and at a great price! The real deal and vibrant colours. Got 50ft of the Gecko which is a fabulous bright green and the blue which is a nice strong colour. I hope to make a para cord belt with these two and keep the 50ft of Hunter green for spare as I wasn't sure at first if the Gecko and blue would be too much but I don't think so! Looking forward to making it."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Mary

"Firstly, I've ordered 550 Paracord from many places over the years. 99% of the time the cord turns out to be copycat paracord and not the real 550 cord that so many promise. Even some of the well-known stores seem to send out copycat cr@p. This stuff is cheaper than the lookalikes, but IS GENUINE!! I've finally found a great supplier of real paracord. So far I've made lots of 55 paracord bracelets and necklaces and will be ordering much more in the coming weeks and months. Thank you Greenman Bushcraft for supplying the UK with the genuine US paracord, something the others all seem to fail on! Keep up the outstanding work and service."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Ray
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