Learn 50 knots for sailing, climbing, camping, and more
Author: Marty Allen
Pubpsher: Ryland Peters & Small
Category: Sports & Recreation
Essential rope-and-string tying advice for the nerdily inclined. Includes two lengths of rope to help you practice tying knots. 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 "50 Knots You Need to Know." 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!
50 Ways to Grow Confidence is designed to be a manual for developing more selfconfidence. By becoming more centered in yourself you gain access to personal power. When we're able to turn down the volume on the "mind chatter," we become clear-headed and grounded. We are then better able to access problem solving skills, and are better equipped to be responsive rather than reactive in our lives.Why is this useful? It's useful because when our mind is clear, we think well, we feel better, and we function better. Our lives become less stressful, more focused, harmonious, and best of all, we can access our creative powers, which enable us to live our life purposefully. Do I say, "read this and you're problems melt away?" No, I say practice these steps, follow the suggestions, and I guarantee that your thoughts will shift, your feelings will shift, your actions will shift, and then your results will shift. In the end, ask yourself what might be possible in your life if you had more confidence than you have right now. Ask yourself what might be possible for the future of humanity if our children could grow up to be powerful, confident human beings, and then read this book. Ever say to yourself: "I wish I could do that;" "I wish I was like that person;" or "If only I could improve my life."? We all do that, not realizing we CAN do it. Tobby Fried's book will put you on the road to changing your life using 50 simple steps. Those laments and wishes will be turned into your new reality. -Charles Chauncey Wells, historian and author. www.chaunceyparkpress.com Tobby Fried has done her research and is her own walking testimonial. She exudes confidence!! Tobby's new book 50 ways to Grow Confidence is not only an excellent book filled with invaluable resources, it provides the reader with simple yet effective ideas and tools to build and sustain your confidence container. I love the idea of sharing this book and the exercises within it, with a friend. Your accountability factor doubles and your confidence level is sure to grow. Inspiration is the thread that runs through every page. Congrats Tobby, I give it 4 stars. Laura Eisenberg-Jachim, CMT Life Coach and Holistic Health Practitioner www.healingsoulutions.com You have assimilated in a magnificent recipe the essence of confidence-how to develop it, sustain it and leverage it. Bravo! Melissa Giovagnoli Author of 11 books including Networlding www.networlding.com For the past 20 years, Tobby Fried has been investigating emotional, mental and physical ways of challenging herself. From "ropes courses," fire-eating, walking on broken glass, to vision quests and a myriad of personal development/transformational seminars, she has sought out ways to go beyond her limitations. Why, you might ask? She has sought and continues to seek ways to stretch herself, so that she may conquer fear, build confidence, and ultimately share the resulting discoveries with others. What she has found out is that there is nowhere to get to. There is only now this moment and the joy of the wonderful lightness of being.
Who hasn't daydreamed of soaring above a South American rainforest, landing a float plane on a pristine Alaskan lake, or piloting a commercial airliner? Flights Of Adventure introduces the exciting, often harrowing, lifestyles of fighter pilots, wingwalkers, and men and women who brave the elements in the most barren places on the planet. This is a collection of real-life adventures to stir the blood of anyone who loves aviation-stories that are touching, humorous, exciting, and often dangerous or miraculous. Flights Of Adventure is as close as you can get to experiencing aerial adventure while keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground.
The name Curcione is synonymous with professional saltwater fly fishing. Through the salt scene of the 1980s and 1990s, Nick Curcione developed and wrote about flies and methods that changed the way people fished inshore and off shore. Curcione shared the water with many of the great veteran fly rodders of his time, and that collected experience and knowledge enrich this book. The coastal angler who chases striped bass, albacore and various tunas, sea trout, yellowtail, tarpon, and many other species will find all the guidance he needs in these chapters.
How To Stop Smoking in 50 Days... is a new approach to the perennial problem of how to stop smoking...Working with new material and new reference points, the author provides a step-by-step method that will prove a great asset to those who want to keep themselves from smoking. Readers will discover this thing about (this) psychology...is that soon it will be a eality instead of just a mental thought. If you've ever wanted ( or tried) to keep yourself from smoking, then you really owe it to yourself to read this book.
The Complete Guide to Boat Handling, Navigation, and Safety
Author: Dag Pike
Pubpsher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Sports & Recreation
In Fast Powerboat Seamanship, one of the world’s leading authorities on high-speed piloting and navigation shows you how to operate any fast boat for maximum thrill at minimum risk. Dag Pike describes the effects of hull design on performance and gives you a better understanding of how your boat is built. He explains how fast boats respond under a variety of conditions, and he walks you through everything you need to know about engines, propulsion systems, trim tabs, and the other controls that give you complete command of your craft. Pike provides a step-by-step tutorial in the techniques of fast-boat driving and spells out the measures you can take to ensure comfort and safety for yourself and your passengers. He also explores the things you need to know about the sea itself: how waves are generated, how they move, and how to assess and adjust to changing conditions on the water. You’ll learn how to adapt to the faster pace of events at 25 to 100 knots; navigate at high speed; and control a high-speed turn. You’ll also learn techniques for avoiding collisions, operating in extreme weather, and much more. The better you understand your boat and how to control it, the greater the pleasure you will get from high-performance boating. Fast Powerboat Seamanship is the source for the specialized knowledge and skills you need to get the most out of any fast boat.
This is a book about practical powerboat driving in boats large and small, operating at speeds between 20 and 100 knots. It is about techniques that can only be picked up from experience - practical ways to make your driving safer, easier and better, whatever the conditions. This book starts where most other books finish. You may have learnt the important basics of powerboat driving, but now it's time to see how to translate these basics into practical handling techniques that you can use to give a better ride and have a smoother passage. With the help of this book, readers will pick up expert tips such as Handling a fast boat in waves and head seas Matching response times to sea conditions Using the throttle to affect trim 50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Driving distils Dag Pike's experience gained from over 50 years of driving a whole range of craft from high-speed powerboats and lifeboats to ships. Written by one of the most experienced powerboat drivers in the world, it is your passport to practical handling techniques that will get you safely to your destination whether in fine weather or foul.