Slatt's Rescue Belt: Part 2
After writing the post on How to Make a Slatts Rescue Belt, I’ve had a number of requests come in for instructions on how to start the Slatt’s Rescue Belt knot on a belt buckle. So I thought I’d take some time in this post to explain/show how that’s done.
Since it’s kind of difficult to see the details of the paracord, I mixed it up a bit showing examples of the process with some thicker rope attached to a handle (to represent the belt buckle). Hopefully those images will help you see the process a little better.
How to Start a Slatt’s Rescue Belt on a Belt Buckle
|Step 1: The first thing I do to get the slatts-rescue-belt knot started on a belt buckle is to put a thick marker (or any marker-shaped object) above the buckle.|
|Step 2: Then, I begin to wrap the paracord around both the buckle and the marker. I continue the looping process until I’ve reach six loops around both the marker and the buckle. Notice that there is a length of paracord trailing at the beginning of the loops. This will later be tied off and burned so that it doesn’t come undone. It helps — at least initially — to tie this off to something stable (not visible in the photo).|
|Step 3: After the six loops have been created, pull the marker out until you are left with just the six open loops.|
|Step 4: (So that you guys can see this better, I’ll switch views to the large rope and saw handle). With the six loops open and leaving a gab between the paracord and the buckle (again, in this case a handle), tunnel a bight (a loop) through all six loops until the first loop peeks out through the end.|
|Step 5: From in-between each of the six loops, begin to pull the standing part of the rope (the source of rope that you fed into the six loops) out until it forms the second small loop.|
|Step 6: Continue with the third loop (as shown in the photo) and onward until there are six loops.|
|Step 7: As in step 4, tunnel a bight through all six loops that were created in the previous step.|
|Step 8: Repeat steps 5 through 7 again.|
|Step 9: Continue the steps above and watch your belt grow!|
A Note on Finishing
When you’ve reached your desired length you will have trailing cords at both the beginning and the end. To get rid of these, what I like to do is weave them back into the belt and when there’s only a small piece extruding, I’ll melt this piece down with a lighter and flatten the melted tip into the belt.
Hope this helps! Be sure to comment with any questions you may have.