Rothco's Nylon Paracord is made by a certified U.S. Government contractor. The cord is 550 lb. tested, has a 7 strand core and is 100% Nylon with a diameter of 5/32". This Nylon Paracord is made in the USA and is GSA compliant. Originally used by the military, this durable, lightweight cord is ideal for any survival situation and fits great inside a bug out bag. Parachute cord is also ideal for making bracelets, key-chains and other rope accessories.