A Pocket Guide to the Most Common Knots, Hitches, Splices, and Lashings
Outdoor Knots is a useful pocket guide, delivering relevant, expertly curated content in a convenient, travel-ready package. Outdoor skills expert and veteran author, Cliff Jacobson, provides readers with accessible information on choosing the best knot for the situation; tying different types of common knots and hitches; selecting the best kinds of rope; and much more. With step-by-step instructions (for both the left- and right-handed) on tying the most popular and useful knots, this is a book to keep close.
Reviews for Outdoor Knots
This is a superb little book. The introduction enlightened me on some basic principles of rope and cordage — did you know each time you double the diameter of a rope you quadruple the strength? The techy stuff like this is a short section at the outset and is easy to follow. Then there’s the bit you want to know — how to make that bowline or anchor knot. It is easy once you have been shown show. Each knot gets its own introduction, with a description of uses and diagrams to show you how to tie it… I mastered two knots in just a few minutes thanks to this book — definitely worth the asking price.
Ian Danby, BASC, Shooting and Conservation