The Field Guide to Knots (Spiral bound)

How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits

By Bob Holtzman

The Experiment, 9781615192762, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

List Price: 15.95*
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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!

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.

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

“A handy guide describing practical knots for outdoor enthusiasts.”—Library Journal

“The text and illustrations are clear and precise.”—Manhattan Book Review