UNPACK

eyelidss:

"Katie Harris is photographed with her Appaloosa. Harris made most of the horse trappings as well as her own traditional outfits herself, including the beadwork. Some of the trappings are passed down from older generations but the girls like to make their own to continue the tradition"
by Erika Larsen for National Geographic x 
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eyelidss:

"Katie Harris is photographed with her Appaloosa. Harris made most of the horse trappings as well as her own traditional outfits herself, including the beadwork. Some of the trappings are passed down from older generations but the girls like to make their own to continue the tradition"

by Erika Larsen for National Geographic x 


snakedrblog:

FX Pace Counter

No Ranger Beads required.

For this FX (field expedient) project you need the following:

  • Sharp Knife
  • 7ft Cord (ideally 550 Paracord)
  • Lighter

Cut the cord into two lengths measuring 4ft and 3ft.

Fold the 3ft length in half and measure 6 inches from the loop.

Tie an overhand knot at the 6 inch mark then a second overhand knot 6 inches down - you will have two overhand knots evenly spaced 6 inches apart.

Now gut the 4ft length of cord and cut into 13 pieces each measuring 4 inches. These will be used as the pace counters.

Loop and secure 4 pace counters between the first overhand knot and loop and 9 pace counters between the two overhand knots.

Caution: Take care when melting the paracord as it can cause burn injuries.

Tip: When melting the cord use the side of the lighter to extinguish the flame and apply slight pressure to flatten the end. This will also secure the pace counter.


If required Pace Counters can be custom made to order.

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Subject: Pace Counter