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 indispensable 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.
A handy guide describing practical knots for outdoor enthusiasts.
— Library Journal
The text and illustrations are clear and precise.
— Manhattan Book Review