The Outdoor Knots Book

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The Mountaineers Books, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 157 pages
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Explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance.
 

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Contents

Rope Materials Construction
13
ROPE CONSTRUCTION
22
CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
26
Rope Selection
33
SELECTING SHOCK CORD
34
SELECTING LOWELONGATION ROPES
37
SELECTING ACCESSORY CORD
41
SELECTING WEBBING
42
BOWLINE LOOP
98
WATER KNOT
101
TAUTLINE HITCH
103
PRUSIK HITCH
104
TIMBER HITCH
106
DIAGONAL LASHING
107
SHEAR LASHING
108
Knots for Climbing
111

Rope Care
47
EDGE PROTECTION
51
PREVENTING KINKS
52
REMOVING KINKS
53
PULLEYS
54
STORAGE
55
LONGEVITY
56
WEBBING CARE
59
Hope Management
61
HEAVING
63
COILING RACKING
65
SKEIN COIL
66
CLIMBERS COIL
67
BUTTERFLY COIL
69
CHAIN STITCH
73
CORDELETTE RACK
74
SLING RACK
76
UNSNARLING
77
Knot Basics
79
KNOT STRENGTHS
82
WHEN NOT TO KNOT
84
Knots for Hiking Camping
85
OVERHAND LOOP
88
SQUARE KNOT
90
TWO HALF HITCHES
92
CLOVE HITCH
93
GIRTH HITCH
96
RAPPEL KNOTS
115
TIEIN KNOTS
116
CLIMBERS FIGUREEIGHT LOOP
117
BUTTERFLY LOOP
119
MUNTER HITCH
121
DOUBLE FISHERMANS BEND
123
FIGURENINE BEND
124
OFFSET OVERHAND BEND
125
BOWLINE STOPPER KNOT
127
HEDDEN HITCH
128
MULE KNOT
131
MARINERS KNOT
132
INLINE FIGUREEIGHT LOOP
134
GARDA HITCH
135
BOWLINEONABIGHT
137
BOWLINEONACOIL
139
Knots for Canoeing Kayaking
141
MOORING HITCH
142
SLIPFREE HITCH
143
BUNTLINE HITCH
144
SHEET BEND
145
CLEAT HITCH
146
PALOMAR KNOT
147
BLOOD KNOT
148
Glossary
151
Index
155
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About the author (2004)

Clyde Soles, an avid climber, was a staff editor at Rock & Ice Magazine and is the author of Climbing: Training for Peak Performance.

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