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Knack Knots You Need: Step-By-Step Instructions For More Than 100 Of The Best Sailing, Fishing, Climbing, Camping And Decorative Knots (Knack: Make It Easy) Paperback – September 2, 2008

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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.

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Product Details

  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press (September 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599213958
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599213958
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #772,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Buck Tilton, born a swamp rat in South Carolina in 1948, crawled out the mud and humidity to co-found the Wilderness Medicine Institute and eventually accept a full-time professorship in the English Department at Central Wyoming College (where he still teaches). His teaching has earned him two Outstanding Faculty awards, the Paul Petzoldt Excellence in Wilderness Education trophy, and the Warren Bowman Award for his contributions to wilderness medicine. With more than three dozen books in print, he continues to love writing, his students, the wild outdoors, and his family--but not necessarily in that order.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Escape on July 18, 2012
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Knots You Need is one of my favorite books that has taught me some very useful knots. I have more than a few books on the subject, but all are lacking to some degree. Some explained the reasoning for the knots, yet had horrible illustrations. Others were very clearly laid out with descriptions and pictures, but gave no use or reason as to why someone would want to use the knot in question. This book was one of the best I have found, since it has all the above qualities and more.

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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By D.B. on June 23, 2011
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I have read and owned many knot books and this one by far is the best. Very descriptive and the steps are easy to read and understand. Some books don't put enough illustrations but not this one. There is not a knot in this book that can not be tied by the looking at the pictures and reading the description. An absolute must for climbers, campers, and fishermen.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 28, 2010
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Loved it, great book on knots - plenty of knots here to learn, and the illustrations/instructions are easy to follow. Nice coverage of background/other information for each knot-i.e. history, common uses, pitfalls, etc. Highly recommended.
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By JanB on March 19, 2014
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I bought the book for our coffee table at our mountain getaway, along with a shank of rope. All of our guests and family are immediately drawn to it and play around with the knots. We hear stories from their childhoods and experiences in life that involved knots and knot tying practice. So much fun!
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Excellent book for learning knots. Pictures clearly show the steps and compliment the written directions well. The descriptions for the knot provide use information as well as a little history on the origins.
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Our 12-year-old grandson is fascinated by (and very good at) knot tying!! This book encouraged even more his enthusiasm for it. It was definitely a great Christmas gift for him!
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