550 FireCord 550 FireCord is the next evolution in outdoor gear preparedness. 550 parachute cord or "paracord", has been the standard go-to for most cordage needs as it has tons of utility. From zipper pulls and handles to keychains, bracelets and lanyards and as simply as lashing.
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 Uses 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. Even then there is no guarantee it can be accomplished in a survival situation.
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.
Aside from the above mentioned physical aspect, fire can offer mental comfort as the light and smoke can be used for signaling rescue and it can be used as a predator and insect deterrent.