Makes knot-tying incredibly easy for everyone from families to avid sailors to sport climbers! Essential Knots is a practical, colorful, and easy-to-use guide to knots: how to tie them, when to use them, and why a specific knot is the perfect choice to make. Clear and concise step-by-step instructions are completely illustrated with precise photographs guiding the knot tyer. Additional text describes the variety of uses for each knot and provides alternative suggestions for similar knots, while full-color photos show each finished knot in use. Includes instructions for the best 85 knots to use for: Camping, Climbing, Everyday Activities, Fishing, Paddling, Sailing, Scouting, Tricks, and More!