Knack Knots You Need: Step-By-Step Instructions For More Than 100 Of The Best Sailing, Fishing, Climbing, Camping And Decorative Knots Paperback – Sep 2 2008
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From the Back Cover
MAKE IT EASY! Untie the mystery of knot-making with this clever and handy guide. This new volume presents all the knots you need to know, and its brightly colored photographs take you step by step through each bend and turn. The book provides information on using these multi-purpose knots in most popular activities and covers a full range of stoppers, bends, loops, and hitches. This is the one volume you can count on to guide you toward quick success for all your knot needs. More than 400 Photos of Knots for:Camping Boating Climbing Fishing Decorative Projects and much, much more
About the Author
Buck Tilton is a regular columnist for Backpacker magazine as well as a wilderness medicine expert. His many books for Falcon have sold more than 100,000 copies combined. He lives in Lander, Wyoming. Bob Hede is a photographer based out of Lander, Wyoming.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
One great aspect about the book is that the knots are in a very neat and logical order. The book is divided into five main sections. Camping, Boating, Climbing, Fishing, and Decorative. Those five sections are further divided into subsections of the types of knots commonly used in those activities, such as hitches, loops, bends, etc. The sections are all color coded on the sides of the pages enabling the reader to quickly find the most useful knot for the need.
Each knot is very clearly illustrated, with a series of rather large photographs showing each step in the completion process. This is a relief from the tiny drawings found in many other books. At the top of each page is the title of the knot, and a short statement of what it is used for. Then there are a few paragraphs that explain the knot in more detail such as advantages/disadvatages, and some alternate uses for the knots.
Overall, this is a great book for all experience levels. The chosen selection covers just about any task a common person would need and then some. Definitely one of the best knot books out there, and I highly recommend it.
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