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US 550 Firecord

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If mankind's greatest invention is the wheel, then our greatest discovery is surely fire. Thousands of years on, it is still very much revered and feared, only nowadays we have many more means with which to control and create it. In terms of bushcraft, to be able to utilise fire to suit our needs whilst we are immersed within nature is an invaluable skill to add to our armoury.

In fact, our relationship with fire has got to the point where we often take our ability to create it for granted. This complacency can prove to be extremely costly when out in the wild. For example, how can we be sure that, when faced with adverse weather conditions, we will be able to create fire at the strike of a match?

With military standard US 550 Firecord, you can ensure that you are not a victim of poor preparation when it comes to your next bushcraft adventure. A brilliantly designed fire lighting tinder, sourced straight from US military manufacturers, US 550 Firecord is soon to become the prerequisite accessory for all bushcraft enthusiasts.

Military Standard US 550 Firecord

Having the suitable materials with you is absolutely crucial if you are serious about creating a sustainable fire. The nature of the wilderness means there is never a guarantee that you'll be able to start one, but if you are sufficiently equipped, you will be giving yourself a superior advantage to do so. And that is where US 550 Firecord comes in.

Manufactured to military standard, it is essentially a combination of 550 Paracord and Live Fire Tinder. Just think of all the benefits you would get from swapping your traditional paracord for US 550 Firecord - thanks to its innovative technology it is an investment that will enhance any bushcraft experience.

So what is different about the 550 Fire Cord when compared to conventional paracord?

Fire Cord has the same tensile strength as U.S 550 Paracord so it may be used in exactly the same way, for lashing, trapping, shelter building ad general survival tasks - the only difference being the inner strand which is constructed from a flammable material for starting fires. Simply remove a small section of this integral inner braid to use when needing to light a fire. The inner tinder is fully waterproof and will light with a single spark, burning slowly and reliably.  A small section of firecord is easily stored in survival kits, or may be worn such as in survival bracelets or as knife lanyards. Fire Cord is just a great way of keeping vital fire lighting components with you all times without taking up extra space. Fire Cord is dual use without any compromise.

Order Fire Cord by the foot and choose from our range of different colours.

Where can I find the best value US 550 Firecord?

At Greenman Bushcraft, we are dedicated to providing our customers with three things. Expert advice, comprehensive customer service and some of the most competitively priced products on the market. As a result, we have managed to establish ourselves as one of the UK's favourite bushcraft retailers, with a customer base that is growing year on year.

US 550 Firecord may be one of the newest products on the market, but our team are more than up to speed when it comes to developments within the industry and would be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding the item or its specifications. For more information on the products that are available in our store, explore our website or contact us directly, today.


"Used it as mod for my Mora sheath had 4" over so had to try it out for why I bought it. Sparked up and burned very nicely, will be perfect for adventures."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Will

"Great product! does exactly what it says it does. I've replaced a couple of my lanyards with this stuff. It's good to know that I've always got the stuff on me when out in the countryside. Swapping it out for the cord on my fire steel means I can always get a fire going with ease now."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Simon

"Does exactly what it says, perfect"

StarStarStarStarStarReview By John Roe

"Imagine-your knife and firesteel suspended from a lanyard of firecord, no excuse when it comes to lighting a fire! I wonder if it will set on fire if I use it for the string of my firebow..."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Firefox Bushcraft

"Easy to strip out and still retain paracord strength."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Thomas

"Easy to use and it works!"

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Chris

"as easy to use as normal paracord, inner red line once split catches spark from firesteel with one striker and burns slowly enough to easily start a decent fire, works even after fully immersing in water"

StarStarStarStarStarReview By westune knives

"Does as it claims! Easy to light, good long burn time, in the bottom of my day sack for a rainy day!!"

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Steve

"An essential must have in everyone's kit, so many uses, don't delay order some you wont be disappointed."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By James

"Works fine as a paracord. Inner strands are 7 standard white nylon, and 4 red tinder. Lighting from a firesteel spark works best by splitting / separating the red tinder strands. Seems to be loaded with a white, waxy substance and burns slow."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By John

"Works as para cord and so easy to get a fire started with the internal thin red line..... wouldn't be without it."

StarStarStarStarStarReview By Tim Hookham
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