"Paracord is one of the most versatile cords on the planet. It's high-tech materials and construction enables it to be lightweight, strong, and compact. With an incredible 550 lb tensile strength, paracord can easily perform tasks and jobs that other similar cords cannot. One of the most important design features of paracord is the 7 inner strands of core. By pulling out the internal strands you can turn 50 ft into hundreds of feet of usable cordage. All these features make it the perfect rope to carry daily, whether it's in your backpack, vehicle, garage or in an apparel item." -Atwood Rope MFG
At SOS Gear LLC, I try and only use Atwood paracord. They are based in Ohio, and one of the largest 550 paracord manufacturers in the USA. A few color options are not Atwood, but I hope to phase these out soon.
Paracord is rot and mildew resistant, making it the perfect item to add to your hunting, outdoor or survival related gear.
Check out the above video where I take Style A & B, smash them with a hammer, and find out which one is tougher.
Style A: top row in the picture (the second buckle I break in the video)
Style B: middle row (the first buckle I break)
Style C: bottom row, a new buckle I'm trying out, but its the same brand as Style A.