The Field Guide to Knots: How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits (Spiral bound)

The Field Guide to Knots: How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits By Bob Holtzman Cover Image

The Field Guide to Knots: How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits (Spiral bound)

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A Fasten-ating Guide to Knots for Every Adventure!


The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In The Field Guide to Knots, veteran outdoorsman Bob Holtzman helps you:

  • Select and tie the right knot for any task

  • Identify and untie existing knots

  • Choose and maintain your rope, and more!


With more than 80 time-tested knots and more than 600 color photos, this Field Guide is indispensable for backpackers, climbers, sailors, anglers, hunters, equestrians—and anyone else who’s ever needed to change a sail, reposition a climbing rope, or splice a tent pole!
Bob Holtzman has been writing about outdoor sports for more than 25 years. A former editor of boating and outdoors books for International Marine and Ragged Mountain Press, he is the author of The Camping Bible, Wilderness Survival Skills, and a series of boating books for children. He is president of Mythic Gear, a company that manufactures drysuits for boating and paddlesports. Holtzman lives in Maine, where he enjoys canoeing, camping, hiking, and writing the blog Indigenous Boats.
Product Details ISBN: 9781615192762
ISBN-10: 161519276X
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English
A handy guide describing practical knots for outdoor enthusiasts.
— Library Journal

The text and illustrations are clear and precise.
— Manhattan Book Review