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Tutorial: Single strand split pouch . Bowline base.
Nov 26th, 2017 at 1:39am
 
Hey guys I'm going to try explain how I tied my sling.
However there are a few things I want to point out first.
This method is suited to a strong cordage as it has a load bearing knot. Weaker fibers may break at this knot point.
Knotability and diameter of cord used also have different effects on this design. Finally with all slings tied from a single strand, finding where the pouch should start and allowing enough cord for both finger loop and retention cord may take a few goes. If you have more cord than you need this shouldn't be a problem as you can tie it at the correct length and cut off any excess.

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Reply #1 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 1:45am
 
First step is to try and figure out where the pouch will be this will be different for everyone so I am not supplying any measurements only the methodology.
Once you think you have found the sweet spot tie a bowline.

My photos are not scale and I am only showing the basic method read the full instructions first to allow yourself the best chance of tieing a bowline in the right spot the first time.
This is less important if you have excess cordage.
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Reply #2 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 1:51am
 
In the next photo I have turned the bowline over , I will try keep the photos orrientated the same.

Taking the "tail" (the strand facing into the bowline) start weaving between the 2 sides of the bowline.

Repeat this keeping it tight to around half way. Fold the bowline to check how close to half you are. Better to be slightly short then slightly long.
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Reply #3 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 1:54am
 
So next bit.

Once you happy with the weave at around half way bent the bowline and pass the other end of cord threw.
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Reply #4 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 2:01am
 
Now this part is hard to explain but I will try my best .
The "tail" ( the part that was weaving ) needs to chase the right side up the where it's looped over the other end.
It also needs to wrap around and then begin weaving back. Treating the two cords on the right as one continue this weave.

In the photo the poich has been purposely pulled apart to illustrate the way it becomes attached and woven . When doing this fit the right side of the pouch snugly against the base of the bowline or wherever seems most balanced . A tight weave holds it tight on the other end but you will need to fiddle a bit to centralise it.
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Reply #5 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 2:06am
 
Finally all you need to do is finish the weave and centralise the exit for that side of the pouch , I don't have specific method for this but it is always close and a few extra weaves in odd spots will sort it out .

Here is a closeup of a real sling . The previous photos where only to show how to make this and were heavily scaled down in size so I could attempt to do it in one sitting . Tutorial photos and all.
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Reply #6 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 2:08am
 
I hope this made sense and is interperatable with the photos.

Open to any questions or suggestions
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Reply #7 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 7:23am
 
I might have to try this out sometime soon. Photos look clear to me. Great tutorial Cheesy
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Reply #8 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 8:31am
 
Very cool. Nicely done tutorial.
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Reply #9 - Nov 26th, 2017 at 4:34pm
 
Thanks guys can't wait to see what you come up with
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Reply #10 - Nov 27th, 2017 at 7:44am
 
Thanks for the tutorial. A split pouch made from a single cord - who knew  Huh
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Reply #11 - Nov 27th, 2017 at 8:32am
 
Nice tutorial, I’ll have to try this someday.
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Reply #12 - Nov 27th, 2017 at 9:47am
 
That's an excellent looking survival sling. I will definitely have to try it out.
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Reply #13 - Nov 27th, 2017 at 12:27pm
 
Nice, elegant design. Will have to give it a try sometime.
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Reply #14 - Nov 27th, 2017 at 3:20pm
 
Well I got one waiting to go for the SITH so someone might get to try it sooner than expected.
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