Paracord, or parachute cord, has a very interesting history. As its name implies, it was used to suspend parachutes in WWII. The super lightweight cord is used nowadays as a utlity cord in the military and other applications. The paracord, also known as 550 cord, has even been used in outer space by astronauts repairing the Hubble Space Telescope.
Many campers find this cord excellently lightweight yet strong, meaning it has a ton of applications. Check out this video to learn how to tie a simple reef knot, which is the basis of a Solomon bar. You will also learn how to complete several other knot styles to make your Solomon bar extra aesthetically pleasing.