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

January 16, 2020 - Comment

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

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 taskIdentify and untie existing knotsChoose 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 Features

  • The perfect knot makes any job quicker, easier, and safer.
  • You use knots building a shelter, rappelling down a cliff, mooring a boat & many other activities.
  • Features over 80 time-tested knots and 600 color photos.
  • An indispensable tool for backpackers, climbers, sailors, anglers, hunters, or anyone who relies on flawless knots.
  • Hardcover. Spiral bound. 192 pages.

Comments

Anonymous says:

good – why not make it great? This could be a great book, though it’s still worth buying and reading. There is a lot of info about knots and it starts out with a lot of terminology or nomenclature which is quite helpful. However, it seems like the editor must have quit or been dismissed after doing half the work. There are all kinds of weird little mistakes that crop up, after such a good start, and also sentences that are really hard to follow. Also, the illustrations could really use a lot of work. I guess photos save…

Anonymous says:

Tiny pictures… As mentioned in another review, the pictures are so small it makes it very difficult to correctly tie the knot. Even worse is that in the image itself, it so far away, zoomed out, that there is a lot of wasted space in those images. Why do I need to see the author’s entire arm? Zoom in on the knot!

Anonymous says:

this one is a good one to consider There are a LOT of Knot books available, and many I own. I’m thinking if you were to own ONE knot book (kinda hard to do), this one is a good one to consider. The spiral binding is a real bonus. Every time this book is used, the appreciation for a spiral binding cannot be suppressed. Oft times, there’s more than one way to tie a knot. The Alpine Butterfly is one, and this book has a straight-forward and simple way to tie one. Besides knots, there’s a primer on rope, knots, safety as an…

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