How to Make an Old Fashioned Sling

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Introduction: How to Make an Old Fashioned Sling

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This is a hunting tool used mainly by Native Americans and people in survival situations.  Happy Hunting!

Step 1: Materials

You will need:
Some Thread
A needle
a piece of clothe aprx 4x1-1/2

Step 2: Cut Your Strings

Cut 2 strings a each a little longer than 2 feet

Step 3: Cut Your Rock Carriage Material and Puncture It

Cut a peice of material that is 1 1/2 by 4 inches.  The material should be a strong fabric or rawhide.  Then take a sharp tool and puncture a hole big enough to put the string in.

Step 4: Tie the Strings In

Now tie in the string by first putting it through, then tieing 2 overhand knots.  Do this on both sides with each of the strings

Step 5: Tie the 2 Strings Together

Tie the 2 strings together using a fisherman's knot

Step 6: Throwing

To throw, place a rock in the fabric. The rock should be big enough that it comes to the edge of the fabric. Then cock back your arm.  Bring forward your arm like you are throwing a spear and the rock will be released.

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    6 Comments

    cool that sounds like a great way to shoot it.

    Uh, This Isn't How I Use Slings I Use It By Swinging It

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    The more advanced way is to swing it around your head and then do what i said.

    I've Always Used Slings By Swinging It With Two Strings In Your Head And Letting One Go With Higher Force And Centrifugal Motion

    Nice. But the Correct name for that is simply "SLING" as the slingshot requires a "Y" shaped frame and elastic bands

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    thanks i will change it