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Nylon Survival Cord (MIL-C-5040 Type IA)

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Nylon Survival Cord
MIL-C-5040 Type IA

Type 1A Survival Cord is very similar to 550 Paracord except that it much smaller in diameter and will not withstand the same stress before breaking. However, because of its small diameter, it lends itself perfectly to survival kits and projects that do not require 550 lbs tensile strength like our 550 Paracord which is also fully compliant with government specifications and government issued.

The MIL-C-5040 Type 1A survival cord is a mere 1/16" in diameter yet has a tensile strength of 100 lbs. This is ample strenth for numerous survival uses to include medical, food gathering, shelter construction and more. Because it is smaller, you can fit longer lengths in the same space than its stronger and more famous cousin, the MIL-C-5040 Type III 550 Paracord.

This the real thing and not a cheap knockoff product. In its 500 yard lengths, it carries a National Stock Number used by the US Government. A Certificate of Compliance is available upon request as proof of our Type 1A Survival Cord's high quality and authenticity. Our Type 1A MIL-C-5040 Survival Cord is manufactured for Best Glide by companies that sell direct to the US Government and are in full compliance with Type 1A Government Specifications.

We offer this cord in multiple colors for numerous applications and in one standard length, 100ft. However, we would be happy to cut you a special length if you give us a call.

Type 1A MIL-C-5040 Survival Cord
Multiple Colors
100 FT

$6.95 - $7.95

Military Type 1A Utility Cord

Camo Green
NSN 4020-01-214-5128 NSN 4020-00-92-9920
NSN 4020-00-531-2813  

Type 1A MIL-C-5040
Multiple Colors

A Proof of Compliance Document
is available upon request.

US Government Issue

550 Survival Cord MIL-C-5040 TYPE 1A

Please contact us for information on volume and
organizational discounts. 

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