natural bow strings: alot of times i buy hemp twine. i make bowstrings out of it. its cheap , it works, and well, its cheap. once in awhile i get my hands on enough nettles to make a bow string, its a lot of work, it works...and its free.now when i get ready to tan a deer hide, i take the neck and shoulders area and turn that into a bow string. its a good bowstring. lasts longer than the other two. if i get a deer or two, then i have a few bow strings. its pretty easy to make. sinew...im not the one.lol i just cant make a decent string out of sinew. besides it makes such good wrapping for arrows and backing a bow i just cant waste a bunch trying to make a bow string. but if i could get the hang of it i would. but it makes such good other uses.lol how long does your strings last? of natural materials. today i been counting, for the past year now, i shot a plains style sinew backed bow i have no less than 1100 times. today my rawhide string broke. good thing im working a few rawhide hides into a shirt. ill make another string.hemp strings, hemp i buy at walmarts for 5 bucks a roll, last just a few shots less than that. the nettle strings im lucky to get 500 shots from. thats being honest. i could make a dacron string. but the way i figure it, i might as well back it with fiberglass, the bow that is, then why stop there...? make a few wheels to hang off it, ect ect...see where im going? so why make natural strings? because i love them. nothing better than shooting a all natural bow. i think its like owning a cadilac. you could drive a kia...but it aint a cady. so original question. how long does your all natural strings last? im gonna start carrying a few extras all ready made up so when im having fun, it dont end in a snap.