SAS & Elite Forces Guide to Using Ropes and Knots draws on the skills of the world's
best soldiers to teach you how to use these essential tools in the wilderness. Tried and
tested techniques used by the world's special forces give you field-tested advice on
issues such as: how to take care of ropes, the most useful knots to use in a survival
situation, how to make your own ropes out of animal tendons or plants, how to use
your rope effectively when climbing, how to lash together a log raft.
A simple rope can be a lifesaver in a survival situation. Knowing how to use a rope
and make effective knots will help you in an amazing variety of ways – from
constructing shelters and creating weapons, to fishing and hunting. Most important,
ropes and knots act as literal lifelines in dangerous environments, such as when
crossing a fast-flowing river or scaling a mountainside.