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Swinging on a rope swing in a local wood, at a campsite or in your own garden is a classic way to spend sunny afternoons relaxing outdoors. Rope swings are a cheap and easy way to have fun and can last a lifetime.

To make the swing, you will need:

*Some rope, at least 5mm thick 

*A heavy object, such as a small rock

*A tree branch or other support strong enough to hold your weight

*A tire, a plank of wood or a smooth, reasonably fat stick


Step 1: Finding a Place for Your Rope Swing

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It is essential that you find a suitable place for your rope swing. Ideally, you want to have it on a slope, over a drop or over a stream, river or lake so you get the feeling that your actually flying. A tree is the best place for it, but you could hang it from some type of support.

*Choose a place where you cannot swing into anything, i.e. the tree/support itself

*Make sure that the branch/support that you are using is not dead or dying/rotten or rusting
 
chipper352 years ago
I love simple instructables like this one!!
would 550 paracord be acceptable?
power1fish (author)  Fried Calamari4 years ago
Judging by Internet descriptions, it sounds absolutely fine and might even be better than rope in some respects.
thanks, that helped since i have an abundance of paracord and i'm running out of instructables to use them, I've made like 5 survival wristbands lol