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About Bob Holtzman
I've been writing about boating and other outdoor subjects since I published my first articles in "Offshore" magazine and "American Hiker" many years ago. Canoeing is my passion: whitewater, tripping, and especially flatwater paddling -- just taking a solo canoe onto a big pond and letting it drift with the wind. I place the paddle across the gunwales, lean on it, and listen, meditate, and enjoy the gentle movement. It's the closest I ever get to feeling spiritual.
I'm also enthusiastic about hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, bicycle repairs, and outdoor survival skills. I never have enough time to fully satisfy my urge for any of them.
Mankind's simplest boats fascinate me, and I maintain the Indigenous Boat blog at www.indigenousboats.com. While often "primitive" in a technological sense, many of the world's indigenous boats are notable for their ingenuity and diversity in fulfilling the highly localized needs of their users.
I also run Mythic Gear, which manufactures North America's lowest-price drysuits. They're available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/sp?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B01N55Q3J6&isAmazonFulfilled=0&isCBA=&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&orderID=&seller=A3JOF5QXB9T0V8&tab=&vasStoreID=
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The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In The Field Guide to Knots, veteran outdoorsman Bob Holtzman helps you:
- Select and tie the right knot for any task
- Identify and untie existing knots
- Choose and maintain your rope, and more
With more than 80 time-tested knots and more than 600 color photos, this field guide is indispensable for backpackers, climbers, sailors, anglers, hunters, equestrians—and anyone else who’s ever needed to change a sail, reposition a climbing rope, or splice a tent pole!
Praise for The Field Guide to Knots
“A handy guide describing practical knots for outdoor enthusiasts.” —Library Journal
“The text and illustrations are clear and precise.” —Manhattan Book Review