When your life, home, and property are hanging by a thread, these are the knots too strong to break
When catastrophe strikes and modern technology becomes useless, the skill of ropework will once again be as essential for survival as it was for centuries. The wide variety of knots taught in this book are guaranteed to hold against even the toughest forces, ensuring that an emergency doesn’t result in loss of life or property. With over 300 photos illustrating step-by-step tying techniques, this book provides easy instructions on tying powerful knots that can be used for any purpose from moving heavy logs to creating sturdy shelters. You will also learn how to select and maintain the right type of rope, the history and benefits of each knot, and how to quickly identify and untie over 100 unique knots. This comprehensive guide covers every type of ropework from bends, hitches, and bindings to loops, plaits and slings.