This little project has very little to do with hammocks, I realize, but it’s a little side project I was working on for a class I’m teaching on the Old Testament. If you like to tinker with paracord, this is a fun and easy project that provides a lot of entertainment in the backyard.
If you want to know more about how to use a sling, or want to take this project further and actually weave your own with traditional materials, I recommend checking out TJ Potter’s website or Slinging.org.
DIY Paracord Throwing Sling Instructions
This is a really easy project that is easy to adjust if you want a longer sling or bigger basket. These instructions make a basic, small sling that is about two feet (61 cm) long. This throwing sling is suitable for small stones. I used these instructions but made seven bights in the center at eight inch (20 cm) long and then make a sling large enough to hurl a tennis ball.