Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know. Look inside to find:Step-by-step instructions for tying the ten most useful knots and hitches, twenty-two variations, and four essential splices and lashingsEasy-to-follow illustrations for both righties and leftiesInformation on the best type of rope and knot to use for each task at handDirections on how to properly prepare, coil, and maintain ropes for durability and reliability
Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. His experiences as a professional outfitter and canoeing consultant have resulted in more than a dozen top-selling books on camping, canoeing, navigation, and outdoor skills.