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Mina
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I was wondering if there was a good book on knots. One that is good for beginners.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mina
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Reg Rozee
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I can recommend The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots and Ropework by Geoffrey Budworth. Step by step instructions for over 200 knots, clear photos, plus a lot of good information on types of rope etc.

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Mina
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Excellent...Thank you Reg I'll look into that book!! Thanks again

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Hi Mina

Try these webpages.

http://www.realknots.com/knots/index.htm

and...

http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/knotlink.htm

The first one in particular has loads of different knots and good instructions.

If you know anyone that does any climbing get them to show you these three knots:

***The reef (which you probably already know)***

***The figure eight***

***The double figure eight***

The double figure eight makes a loop which is almost impossible to open under force, but simple to open once force is removed. And with a couple of simple knots added to the end it is pretty much impossible to open by accident. It is the knot that many climbers trust their lives to. Indeed I have trusted my life to it many times. It is also real easy to learn.

Hope this helps.

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Mina
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Thank you!! You both have been very very helpful!

Thanks for the links.

Mina
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