I write this due to the abundance of so called paracord on the Web and in stores.
- 7 internal strands of string we will call it
- fake paracord
Okay, I'll assume we all have heard of paracord. Now real paracord has 7 internal strands which can be so so useful from gear repair to fishing to the limits of your imagination. 550 paracord should hold 550lbs also!
We had emergency egress units where it was just a hook or carabiner a figure 8 and 550 cord we all had tactical belts that have the emergency loop where you can hook up too. It is some mighty handy stuff and a million ways to carry it such as replace your boot laces with it and anywhere that has lacing on your gear.
My ARK knife I carry around my neck I used paracord instead of the ball chain they provided. Bracelets, necklaces, key chains. It's a vital piece of gear and you should always make sure you get military grade or at the least military spec (million spec may just be meeting the bare minimum of what is military acceptable).
Either way watch what you're buying and be aware of its limits.
Source: bought it new