Paracord is a very useful tool for survival. You can braid paracord into different designs such as bracelets, strengthened cords, pouches, etc. In an emergency situation, you can untie the braided cord and use it to bind, haul, or anything else.
You can also make a hunting tool out of a paracord. Here are the steps on how to make a paracord hunting sling.
– Tape Measure
– 60-foot Paracord: Three strands of 16 feet, One strand of 12 feet
Get the 3 strands of 16 feet, locate the center and tie a string at the center to keep them together.
Take the 3 strands and start making a simple braid.
Braid the strands for a couple of inches. Fold the braid unto itself to make a finger loop.
Pair the 3 strands with the other 3 strands on the other side of the braid. Create a simple braid with 2 strands each.
When you have reached the desired length where the pouch is, stop braiding already. The pouch is usually place in the middle. Your braid should be at least 2 1/2 feet long. Once you’ve reached the length, stop braiding. Divide the six strands into two sections with 3 strands on each side.
Get the 12-foot strand and then tie the center of the strand around the three strands. (The blue cord represents the 12-foot strand).
You will now be creating the pouch using one side of the 12-foot strand. Start by weaving the strand through the three strands on one side of the braid. (The blue cord represents the 12-foot strand).
Continue weaving until you have reached the desired length of the pouch. (The 12-foot strand is shown in black).
There’s is nothing to worry about if you have and excess cord in the pouch. You can leave it like that and go back to it later.
Now that you’re done making the one side of the pouch, untie the knot at the center of the 12-foot strand. Make a weave on the other strands using the other half of the 12-foot strand. You will now have created the two side of the pouch, and it will look just like this:
When you’re done creating the two sides of the pouch, lay them over each other. Get the six strands together and divide them into three groups. Make a two-strand weave just like what you did on the other side of the pouch. (Make sure that the two sides of the pouch have the same length).
Continue weaving until you have reached the same length as the other side of the pouch. When the two sides have the same length, tie a knot and cut off the excess cord.
Tie the excess cord from the 12-foot strand on the pouch. Make a simple knot around the braid and cut off the excess cord.
Now you’re done making your paracord hunting sling.
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