Introduction: Paracord Rock Sling
This is a handy way to make a sling. What makes it handy? You don't need to use two pieces of cord, and if you need the rope for another reason quickly, you just untie the finger loop and the stopper knot, pull the string through one hole, than pull! I find that this would be handy in survival situations, as you would not have to cut valuable cord. It is easy to make, and it is easy to get the cord back. For more resources on slings, including how to make them, use them, and more, visit: slinging.org.
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR INJURY TO PERSON OR ONLOOKERS. BE CAREFUL! THIS IS A WEAPON, AND COULD SERIOUSLY INJUR OR KILL SOME PERSON OR ANIMAL. I WOULD SUGGEST NOT USING INSIDE.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
The needed items and tools are:
- Paracord (17 1/2 feet for about a 30 inch. sling)
- Lighter (if you are going to cut your Paracord)
- Knife or Scissors (if you are going to cut your Paracord)
- Poker or Pen (optional, but very helpful)
- Tape mesure (optional, not pictured)
Step 2: Stopper Knot
For the stopper knot, I used a Ashley Stopper knot. First, make a loop, than fold it down. This will form two loops, which we will call loop A and B. Move half A underneath the two strings and through loop B. Tighten loop B. Move the end of the rope through loop A, than tighten the knot up.
Step 3: Rock-Pouch
To make the rock-pouch, you will start with a loop stitch. To do this, make a slip knot, than continue to make loops through the previously made loop. Make 5 loop stitches. The next steps are a bit tricky, and I have included all instructions in the photos, so pay close attention to the pictures. You will want roughly 56 inch. after the last slatt weave for a sling that is about 30 inch. After finishing all the steps indicated in the photos, all you have to do to finish is make a finger loop. :)
Step 4: Finger Loop
To make the finger loop, first tie a clove hitch. Than, tie a half hitch around a strand of the finger loop. This will help the clove hitch to stay put. You will most likely have to adjust the length of the finger loop from the rock-pouch. To do that, just increase the size of the finger loop, and than move the extra string through the knots.
Step 5: Finished
Now you have a reusable rock sling! To use, fasten the finger loop around your middle finger, and hold the stopper knot in-between your thumb and pointer finger. Find some amo (rock, golf ball, snow ball, etc.), and place it in the rock-pouch. Swing around in a circle [either around your head, or next to your side in either a clock-wise motion (under-hand throw) or counter-clockwise (over-hand throw)] and release the stopper knot to fling the amo at your target. For more information about slings, how to use them, and how to make different models, I would recommend visiting slinging.org.