US 550 Paracord with an additional Live-Fire tinder strand!
Now, imagine if you could also use your paracord as fire tinder... enter 550 FireCord, the fire preparedness solution that will ensure you are Always Prepared!
FireCord is similar to standard US 550 Paracord with an outer sheath containing seven strands of nylon, FireCord however contains an additional thicker 8th strand of LiveFire tinder material that can be removed easily to provide firestarting tinder. Easily identified from the other strands the LiveFire strand is orange.
Fire is paramount to survival and being able to create fire is crucial. People have a tendency to overestimate their ability to create fire under adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, cold, windy locations or darkness. Humidity, time of year, and altitude are also conditions to consider as well. Likewise, material selection is a key prerequisite to successfully building a sustainable fire.
The most vital component of fire is its ability to provide heat to dry wet clothes and to regulate the body's core temperature as maintaining body temperature is vital for survival. The most common cause of death in the wild is hypothermia. Even in desert scenarios, freezing night temperatures have been known to claim lives.
550 FireCord is also WATERPROOF! - Simply deploy your 550 FireCord to meet all of your parachute cord needs. When you need the fire tinder, remove the inner strands, light just like any fire tinder and build your fire. After the inner strands are used, the outer shell can be reused like before, for lanyards, keychains, zipper pulls, or emergency lashing.
- Easy to Ignite
- Burns very hot
- Fire strand is colour coded