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Hello from the UK.
Apr 8th, 2024 at 3:58pm
 
Hi all,
I run a company called red fox bushcraft, in southwest England, and I'm taking a masters in experimental archaeology. I recently acquired some flax fibers from my university and turned it into a Balearic sling. I am now hooked and am planning on including slings in few assignments, and possibly a dissertation next year.

I have joined the forum mainly to ask questions when i encounter issues when making and using slings, but i am also poking around for ideas for my dissertation based around the production and/or use of slings.

I look forward to interacting with the forum members.
Matt, AKA 'red fox bushcraft'
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Reply #1 - Apr 9th, 2024 at 6:07am
 
Greetings Matt,
Welcome to slinging.

Your resource dump is here with 500 + pages in "pictures of slings and slinging" and plenty of making tutorials.

Flax is an excellent start. Hemp fibre is readily available from ebay or screwfix.

Have fun.

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Reply #2 - Apr 9th, 2024 at 6:23am
 
Welcome from France.
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Reply #3 - Apr 9th, 2024 at 9:03pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania, USA!
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Reply #4 - Apr 10th, 2024 at 9:39am
 
Welcome!
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Reply #5 - Apr 11th, 2024 at 8:00am
 
Hi Matt;
    Welcome from New Jersey.
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Reply #6 - Apr 18th, 2024 at 5:49pm
 
Welcome!
Also down the South-West. Looks like a UK slinging event is in order in the near future...
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