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50 Knots You Need to Know

Learn 50 knots for sailing, climbing, camping, and more

Written by Marty Allen

Published: 09/04/2015

50 Knots You Need to Know

  • Hardback
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  • 9781909313569
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  • Apr 2015
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  • 96 pages

About the author

Marty Allen is a Boston-born, Brooklyn-based renegade crafter, puppet-maker, artist, writer, musician and liker of life. He makes all sorts of things. One thing that he is least proficient at is writing biographies in the third person. While he likes to talk about himself at length, in general said missives devolve into something or other about sandwiches. Visit his website at martystuff.com. The author is based in Brooklyn, New York.


Attention all nerds, put down that laptop and pick up this brilliant guide to tying 50 must-know knots. If you're unaware of the difference between a Cow Hitch and a Marlinspike Hoop or a Running Bowline and a Square Lashing, all will be revealed in "Knot Nerds." Packed with step-by-step instructions, discover how to tie knots to get you through any situation, whether it's nautical knots for sailing adventures or shanks and hitches for camping or climbing weekends. You will learn simple knot-making techniques that can be used for all your nerdly pursuits. And once you've graduated from the easy stuff you can move on to the more serious examples, such as a make-shift rope halter to you can use to tame a wild beast or strong knots for securing and tying things together. Also included are a couple of pieces of rope, so you can start tying knows right away. But be warned, it's VERY addictive!