The Field Guide to Knots: How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits

The Field Guide to Knots: How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits

by Bob Holtzman

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A Fasten-ating Guide to Knots for Every Adventure!

The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In The Field Guide to Knots, veteran outdoorsman Bob Holtzman helps you:
  • Select and tie the right knot for any task
  • Identify and untie existing knots
  • Choose and maintain your rope, and more!
With more than 80 time-tested knots and more than 600 color photos, this Field Guide is indispensible for backpackers, climbers, sailors, anglers, hunters, equestrians—and anyone else who’s ever needed to change a sail, reposition a climbing rope, or splice a tent pole!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615192779
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication date: 12/22/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 306,158
File size: 49 MB
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About the Author

Bob Holtzman has been writing about outdoor sports for more than 25 years. A former editor of boating and outdoors books for International Marine and Ragged Mountain Press, he is the author of The Camping Bible, Wilderness Survival Skills, and a series of boating books for children. He is president of Mythic Gear, a company that manufactures drysuits for boating and paddlesports. Holtzman lives in Maine, where he enjoys canoeing, camping, hiking, and writing the blog Indigenous Boats.

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The Field Guide to Knots: How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
The book, The Field Guide to Knots by Bob Holtzman is packed with 80 different knots worth knowing! If you're into outdoor projects, sports, use of equipment, hunting and so much more, this book can really come in handy! There are so many you can use for different activities and it's a great reference if you forgot how to do a specific type or need to learn a knot to use. The book itself is very nicely designed, spiral bound. It is one type of book design I really do enjoy, with the easy to view each side of the book and it stays open without being held on the page. The different types are all listed on each page with photos, step by step examples. You also have the numbers to help you remember the knot as well as the contents can help you locate that specific page with that type of knot too! The ones I've used indoors for crafts and some outdoors would be the Square Knot, which if you ever knew it under a different name it's labeled below the name on the page. So if you remember hearing a few or one different name for a certain know, it's also listed below as also known as. So if you remember the Square knot as probably the Hercules or Reef Knot well it's the same design, created the same way but different name. Finally, this is a wonderful book, very helpful with so many knots to create! The book can be a perfect reference book and great to have around when you need a reminder. I definitely love the books design, perfect as a spiral bound and so much easier to learn to create knots with the step by step visuals.☺