What is Paracord? All About Paracord

Paracord All the Way

We make all of our Dog Leashes, Collars, and Harnesses from Paracord. That's cool and all, but what exactly is Paracord and why should you get your dog collar and leash made out of it? Well, because Paracord is extremely durable, useful, versatile, strong, long-lasting, and it's spectacular. 

BombBullie Paracord

What Exactly is Paracord

550 Paracord is also known as 550 cord, Parachute Cord, Military Cord, 500 Rope, Parachute Rope, Survival Cord, and Type III Cord. 

The Paracord we use is made of high quality Nylo. It has a braided sheath with a varying number of interwoven strands within it. It has been used in Military Parachutes, survival gear, camping and hiking gear, and 100's of more ways.

History of Paracord

The term "Paracord" comes from the cord originally used on our soldiers' parachutes in World War II.

When Soldiers landed in the battle fields, they would cut the paracord off their parachutes and pack it to use later. This particular cord was very handy and could be used in endless ways for the Soldiers during battle, such as strapping gear to harnesses, building shelters, sewing string, first aid purposes, and so much more.

Paracord is Extremely Durable and Strong!

The term "550" simply means that it has a minimum breaking strength of 550 pounds, giving it the name of 550 paracord, or 550 cord.

Paracord consists of a quality nylon outer layer, and an inner layer of 7-9 strands that each consist of 3 yarns, also made out of nylon. So if you completely unravel the Paracord, you will get one outer shell, and 21-27 individual yarns altogether.

Inside of Paracord Type III

Why Paracord Rocks

Paracord is made of 100% Nylon and is thus mildew resistant. Paracord dries quick, works well in all weather, and will not rot or mildew. This is great for dog collars and leashes, and is especially handy for those dogs who like to get wet and muddy! It also offers significant resistance to humidity and is UV Resistant. 

How to Clean Paracord

I can't count on my hands the number of times my dogs have jumped in the bay or rolled in the sand or mud, completely dirtying their glorious collar...in the last month! And it's bound to happen to all of us.

No worries. You can clean your dog's Paracord Collar and Leash easily getting rid of the dirtiness, smell, and stains while keeping the collars in tact. 

  1. Mix some baking soda in water in a bowl. Then soak the collar or leash in this mixture for about a half an hour. 

  2. Remove the collar or leash and rinse it will under running water. Hang the collar or leash over a towel rod to dry thoroughly. (This could take a day or two.) 

*I would not simply throw your dog's paracord collar or leash in the washing machine - it will shrink it!