The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots: 200 Practical Knots for Sailors, Climbers, Campers & Other Adventurers (Hardcover)
Know-tying is an important skill, even essential if you are a boater, sailor, hiker, climber, or fishermen. Here in full color are the knots you need to know.
The fundamental skill of tying knots is useful in countless situations, both indoors and out. The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it, whether you’re constructing a trout fly, repairing a hammock, mooring a boat, securing a load to a car roof rack, or engaging in a rescue or survival situation.
Compiled and written by two experts on the subject, this is an invaluable manual that explains through clear line diagrams and step-by-step descriptions how to tie more than two hundred practical knots, grouped by construction and tying method. Every entry contains a brief introduction to the history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and information on its uses and special features. Types of knots detailed include:
- Wagoner’s hitch
- Englishman’s loop
- Scaffold knot
- Cordelette anchor
- Trident loop
- Lobster buoy hitch
The book also contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types. It helps you choose the right rope for every task.
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About the Author
Geoffrey Budworth is one of the leading writers on knot tying. He created the knot identification method adopted by police forensic scientists and is a co-founder of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. Previous books include The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework, The Book of Practical Knots, and Everyday Knots for Fishermen, Boaters, Climbers, Crafters, and Household Use. He lives in Kent, England.
Jason Dalton has taught knot-tying and pioneer skills classes. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.