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Horse Packing in Pictures Hardcover – September 1, 1975


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  • Hardcover: 91 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (September 1, 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684142597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684142593
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,083,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 20, 1999
Format: Paperback
I just got my hands on this book and can't wait to get some rope and try knots and hitches. The drawings are great and it is easy to make sense of what many other books try to put into words. The drawings are skillfully done to illustrate exactly what is being taught. It says in the back of the book, that this manual was originally intended and used as a textbook for people taking packing classes. Therefore it was designed for practical learning. I'm sure once I finally get out into the woods, that this valuable reference book will be muddy, tattered, dog-eared, but well packed into my mules panniers! I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone interested in packing, especially those just starting out!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Todd Jones (todd@paintrock.com) on March 19, 1998
Format: Paperback
I use "Packing in Pictures" as a text book for the horse packing course I teach at Casper College each year. It provides easy to follow drawings on each hitch, knot and procedure. My past students tell me that it a great brush up after not using the various hitches for some time. Best book out on the market!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The old clichéd saying, "A Picture is worth a Thousand Words!" is very true, especially when considering such things as knots, hitches and lashings. And the saying certainly holds for HORSE PACKING IN PICTURES by Francis W. Davis. This book, written over thirty years ago, continues to be the standard when it comes to learning the ropes (and, yes, that pun was entirely intended!) about horse packing and the mechanics of making it effectively and easily happen. Handsomely illustrated, HORSE PACKING... will become your bible for getting from here to there with your packhorse in tow. From getting started, to choosing the right pack animal, to making your own packing gear, HORSE PACKING... is the book you need.

UPDATE JULY 2012: My original review mentioned that this book was out-of-print and hard to find. I just received word that this sensational book is back in print! For those who have not been able to find it in the past, here's your chance!

THE HORSEMAN
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By randy wilson on May 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
I am not kidding, this is the best book I have found on packing, and I have read as many as I have been been able to find. I own two copies, one for my home, and one for the trail. I go packing for 10 days to two weeks every summer, and even after many years, I find carrying this book very handy. Once a year is not enough, for me at least, to remember all the knots I may need. I pull out this book whenever I need to tie a Bowline. The easy to understand pictures, and advice are invaluable. Especially to people who don't have a lot of experience packing. Lots of great advice, you can pick and choose what pertains to your situation. If you buy this book, I don't believe you will regret it.
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By william g hawkins on December 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Horse packing in pictures is a very good book for beginners. I liked the illustrations very much. This book will be in my pack when I hit the trail.
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