Cheapest place to buy 550 cord

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    Newbie to the forum and survival/prepping. Pardon if this is wrong place for this thread. Where is the best/cheapest place to get the 550 cord everyone has so many uses for. I have seen some in many different colors and have read that some of it is better than others. How do I know I'm getting the good stuff.
     
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    Don't be fooled by the price of the 550 cord alone. It's almost universal, but it's the SHIPPING that will kill the deal. Watch 'em all....they're out to getch'ya!!
     
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    Sorry to highjack the thread, but is there any real difference between paracord and the "utility cord" you can get from Walmart?
     
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    +1 For Campingsurvival.com. The company is great to deal with. Never had a bad transaction.

    Jerry
     
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    Utility cord is usually some type of polypropylene or braided nylon. 550 Paracord is a parachute cord used by the military that is strong, lightweight, and invaluable in any survival kit. Paracord has a tensile strength of 550 pounds and has 7 individual threads contained within.
     
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    Thanks everyone, I have some places to shop now!
     
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    x2 That is where I get most of my para cord. I can live with just od green or black.

    You can also buy different colors of lacrosse rope for more than para cord, but you can get different colors easier. It is almost the same but has fewer inside strands. If you are just making a bracelet or braiding it is perfectly fine.
    https://www.comlax.com/ecom/product_images/110/230/779/#LargeImage
    That site is 15 bucks for 100 ft which is pricey but you can not easily get those colors in regular para cord
     
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    I ordered 200' OD, 200' BLK, and 100' White, from them on sale for 3.30 for 100'. It said it was from a US military supplier. $22.46 shipped.

    Thanks for the tip
     
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    I order some just before Christmas from "Love It Enterprises, LLC" on Amazon.com.

    $44.90 per 1000' with free shipping available in OD, Black and Tan

    This was the best deal I found when I was looking around, it is the 550 military spec Type III cord.
     
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    so paracord is stronger?
     
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    I usually just buy it at surplus shops. A buck or two more than the online places...but you actually save money by not paying shipping...and I'll refrain from a speil about supporting local businesses first and all that.
     
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    Camping Survival is no good for Canadians they want to start shipping at $30.00 regardless of item ordered.
     
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    I got mine on ebay, 100ft hanks for $8
     
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    I get my special colors from Countycomm, and I get the black and OD stuff from Sportsmans Guide in the 300' spools.

    I have toyed with the idea of ordering from here:
    www.ubraidit.com

    They have large spools for relatively cheap, in many many colors. The real stuff according to a guy on another forum who braids as a side business.
    Cheers:)
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