550 paracord bracelets were born in the deserts of Iraq and originally brought to the U.S. by our soldiers. Cobrabraid paracord has 7 inner woven strands surrounded by a tightly woven sheath and exceeds all standards, with a break strength of 550+ pounds. Paracord is the ultimate survival tool. It can be used as a tie down, tourniquet, animal snare, boot lace, clothesline, fishing line and hundreds of other things. If you are found in an emergency situation where you need paracord, simply unwind your Cobrabraid gear.