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The Outdoor Knots Book

The Outdoor Knots Book

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by Clyde Soles
     
 

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* Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand
* Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos
* New entry in

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* Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand
* Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos
* New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series

It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart by activity.

Chapters include Knots Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Knots for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik knot to the Autoblock), Knots for Canoeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!

Editorial Reviews

Farmington Daily Times
For serious rope users, this book is another great addition to the collection.
Los Angeles Daily News
The how-to-tie instructions and photographs will soon have you making a double bowline without a hitch.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
You will never need to buy another book on knots, but that's the point.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594852169
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
03/16/2004
Series:
Mountaineers Outdoor Basics Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
3 MB

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The Outdoor Knots Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are lots of knots books but few offer practical advise on rope and webbing, good descriptions of tying techniques, and discussions of pros and cons of different knots. This book presents just enough to get most jobs done without overwhelming.