|Type I Paracord: You'd be amazed how useful it can be.|
Type I Paracord, also known as Accessory Cord or Dummy Cord, is kind of like a miniature version of the ever popular Type III 550 Paracord. In actuality, it’s the smallest “type” of Parachute Cord in production, and is available in Commercial or Military Grade specifications.
|Notice the size difference between Type I and Type III Paracord.|
The tensile strength breakdown is as follows:
Outside Sheath - 65 lbs
Strand - 35 lbs
Total Strength - 100 lbs
|Lots of colors to choose from in the Commercial line!|
Normally found in military clothing, vests and other gear, the civilian usage of Type I Paracord is growing in popularity. Ranging from household uses to camping/survival situations, there is no shortage of appropriate applications. Type I Paracord comes in only a handful of colors for the Military Spec version, but the Commercial version can come in just as many colors as Type III (hundreds)!
This cord is FANTASTIC at securing small items that you don't want to lose or drop: small radios/walkies, compasses, GPS units, cameras, cell phones, flashlights, USB flash drives, etc. The Parachute Cord crafting world has taken a particular liking to Type I Paracord, creating miniature bracelets, dog collars, key fobs, decorative knots, and even incorporating it into their Type III Paracord creations! The Paracord talent is forever evolving!
So, there's a small glimpse into the big world of small paracord, of the Type I variety. Have you ever used Type I Paracord? If so, for what purpose? If not, what would you use it for? Let me know in the comments below!