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Basic Essentials Knots for the Outdoors / Edition 2

Basic Essentials Knots for the Outdoors / Edition 2

by Cliff Jacobson, Cliff Moen


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Windproof your tent and rain fly with expert knots. Tie off your watercraft with knots you can depend on. Cinch down cargo while traveling to your destination. Splice ropes together when it is necessary. Use a power cinch during a river rescue. Protect your camera using lashing methods to secure it.

Understand different applications for various types of rope. Prepare a new rope for outdoor use. Protect the life time and dependability of the ropes you count on. Understand rope nomenclature. Includes left-hand mirror image of every right-handed knot and hitch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762704286
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Series: Basic Essentials Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is a retired environmental science teacher, an outdoors skills instructor, a canoeing and camping consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on canoeing and camping. He is a recipient of the American Canoe Association's prestigious Legends of Paddling Award and a member of the ACA Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Preface     v
About the Author     vi
Choosing Rope     1
Types of Rope     3
Preparing a New Rope     6
Coiling Your Rope for Proper Storage     9
How to Care for Your New Rope     12
Knots     14
How Strong Are Knots?     14
Anchor (Fisherman's) Bend     15
Bowline     16
Locking Bowline     16
Butterfly Noose     17
Bowline on a Bight     18
Cat's Paw     20
Clove Hitch     21
Diamond Hitch     22
Figure Eight (End) Knot     24
Figure Eight Loop     25
Fisherman's Knot/Double Fisherman's Knot     26
One Half Hitch/Two Half Hitches     28
Two Slippery Half Hitches and a Round Turn     29
Mooring Hitch     30
Marline (Hammock) Hitch     31
Monofilament Fishing Knot (Clinch Knot)     31
Miller's (Constrictor) Knot     32
Pipe Hitch     34
Prussik Knot     34
Sheepshank     35
Power Cinch (Trucker's Knot)     36
Quick Release (Slippery) Loop     38
Sheet Bend/Double Sheet Bend/Slippery Sheet Bend     39
Sliding Figures of Eight     40
Spanish Bowline     41
Strap Knot     42
S-Knot     43
Square (Reef) Knot     44
Surgeon's Knot     45
Taut-Line (Rolling) Hitch     46
Timber Hitch     48
Trilene (Fishing) Knot     49
Splices     50
Eye Splice     50
Short Splice     54
Lashings     56
Square Lashing     56
Tripod Lashing     58

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