When it comes to essential items to keep with you during your outdoor adventures, most experts agree that having some 550 Cord can make all the difference between survival and the alternative. The TAC SHIELD 550 Cord is the finest in the world. The seven strand cordage dramatically exceeds 550 lbs of strength. Typical testing rates it at over 700 pounds. The braided cord is highly abrasion resistant and works well in all rugged environments. It is the best and offers 1,000's of uses.