ISBN: 9781615192762
Published: September 22, 2015
Price: $15.95 US
Hardcover (Hidden Spiral): 192 pages
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The Field Guide to Knots
How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits

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!

Sample Pages
Click to downloadCheck out this sample spread to see just how easy knot-tying can be with this illustrated guide! “A handy guide describing practical knots for outdoor enthusiasts.”—Library Journal

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

Bob Holtzman has written about outdoor sports for 25 years. A former editor 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 the president of Mythic Gear, which produces drysuits for boating and paddlesports. Holtzman lives in Maine, where he enjoys canoeing, camping, hiking, and writing the blog Indigenous Boats.