Live Fire Gear has a new version of 550 cord it calls FireCord, a versatile utility cord with flammable inner strands that serve as an emergency fire starter.
The project started out on Kickstarter and reached its funding goal earlier this year.
“FireCord is the next evolution in outdoor gear preparedness,” Live Fire Gear officials maintain.
“Simply deploy your 550 FireCord to meet all of your parachute cord needs. When you need the fire tinder simply remove the inner strands, light just like any fire tinder and build your fire. After the inner strands are used the outer shell can still be utilized as before - for lanyards, keychains, zipper pulls or emergency lashing.”
It’s waterproof, ignites easily and burns hot, Live Fire Gear officials say.
FireCord looks like regular 550 and is available in about a dozen colors. It’s sold in 25-foot sections for $12.49 each.