Paracord also referred as a 550 cord or parachute cord, is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope. Though originally paracords were for suspending a parachute, they are used for general purpose utility as well by military or even civilians. Just like any survival knife, paracord has their many uses, whether intact or unwoven. The inner strands of a paracord are great for sutures or use it as a whole to make a splint, or a sling in case of broken bones or muscle ruptures, in the wilderness. As a self-defense tool, paracords make a great restraint, tripwire or even a throwing sling. Hence, the uses are endless of a paracord whether as an outdoor gear or self-defense tool.