CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A KNOT SAMPLER FROM THE CHAPTER ON KNOTS FOR HIKING & CAMPING (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best kt for the activity at hand * Kt-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos * New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and kts and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 kts are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a kt comparison chart by activity. Chapters include Kts Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Kts for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik kt to the Autoblock), Kts for Caeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and kts for anyone who plays in the outdoors!