Sport Climbing: From Top Rope to Redpoint, Techniques for Climbing Success

Sport climbers often project a route that tests their physical limits in hopes of an eventual completion. Succeeding requires a solid understanding of great belaying and other lead-climbing techniques that aren't found in other climbing disciplines–but are detailed here in this accessible new guide.

Targeting all abilities, Sport Climbing teaches climbers how to rehearse moves and train for specific routes, how to get through the pump, how to fight until the end of a pitch, how to stay composed when tired, and how to best use their bodies to climb efficiently and expertly. Whether inspiring new climbers to learn the nuances of scaling vertical terrain, or delving into a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how to go about projecting a route, Andrew Bisharat brings confidence and a level of practicality to the sport. He reveals how the skills specific to redpointing transfer over to all climbing disciplines, making this a must-have book for any climber. Featuring anecdotes from famous climbers such as Tommy Caldwell, Katie Brown, Boone Speed, Josh Wharton, and Alex Honnold, the author brings a modern voice to a complex sport.

The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations: Tools, Techniques, and Rules of Thumb (Gulf Drilling Guides)

Unpredictable, unwanted, and costly, oil and gas well fishing is not a typical practice for drilling, workover and completion projects, but roughly one in every five wells experience this intervention. To stay on top, The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, Second Edition will keep fishing tool product managers, drilling managers and all other well intervention specialists keyed in to all the latest tools, techniques and rules of thumb critical to conventional and complex wellbore projects, such as extended reach horizontal wells, thru-tubing, and coiled tubing operations.
Strengthened with updated material and a new chapter on wellbore cleaning, The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, Second Edition ensures that the life of the well will be saved no matter the unforeseen circumstances. Crucial aspects include: Enhancements with updated equipment, technology, and a new chapter on wellbore cleaning methodsAdditional input from worldwide service companies, providing a more comprehensive balance Remains the only all-inclusive guide exclusively devoted to fishing tools, techniques, and rules of thumb

Remodeled with latest jars on the market, catch tools, and retrieving stuck packers with cutting technologyImproved with information on methods such as sidetracking and plug-and-abandon operationsModernized with approaches and tactics on more advanced well projects such as high-angle deviated and horizontal wells and expandable casing technology to repair casing failure and leaks.

Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish

– Learn to tie 17 popular nymphs, dry flies, and streamers
– Master fundamental tying techniques in a series of practical lessons

Charlie Craven?s Basic Fly Tying is a modern course in fly-tying fundamentals covering the essential tools, materials, and techniques needed to tie a wide range of popular flies. With 1,000 photos, Craven covers cutting-edge techniques for the more tried-and-true classics, such as the Royal Wulff, Adams, and Hare?s Ear, and shares innovative approaches to current patterns such as the Brassie, RS2, and Copper John. With clear, concise text, Craven provides tips and techniques from his over thirty years of tying flies for fly shops on Colorado?s Front Range. This book is built on Craven?s successful fly-tying classes, which start out with simple flies and work toward more complex patterns, all the while teaching techniques and introducing materials by tying popular patterns that catch fish in Eastern and Western streams. This series of lessons show how flies build on one another, enabling readers to tie a wide range of patterns simply by breaking them down into parts. Craven illustrates the progression with his meticulous directions to fingerbusters like Copper Johns, Stimulators, and Humpies. This book, which is sure to become a standard text for basic fly tying, covers 17 flies (including recipes for popular variations), including the Brassie, Black Beauty, RS2, Hare?s Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince Nymph, Copper John, Woolly Bugger, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulator, Adams, Rusty Spinner, Parachute Blue-Winged Olive, X Comparadun, Royal Wulff, Humpy, and Goddard Caddis.

The Tracker’s Handbook: How to Identify and Trail Any Animal, Anywhere

Few experiences in the wild are as satisfying as tracking down an animal on its own terms on its own turf. Whether you’re hunting, seeking to capture an animal's image on film or video, or simply trying to get closer to nature, successful tracking is a valuable, and disappearing, skill. The Tracker’s Handbook was written to make anyone, no matter how much experience they have in the wild, better versed in the fine points of tracking North American wildlife. Len McDougall’s book will also cover the modern tools that can make tracking easier.

Over twenty different animals are profiled, including the New World Moose, American Elk, and Whitetailed Deer. Each section goes into fine detail, including the habitat and range; foods; mating and seasonal habits; tracks; scat (feces); signs; and vocalizations of the animals. Plus there are detailed sections on tracking and stalking techniques such as cold hunting, camouflage, and using the stump method. In addition to all of this, the book is rife with full gorgeous full color photographs, illustrating each point. For anyone looking to up their hunting game, for anyone that is interested in nature and all its majesty The Tracker’s Handbook is a must have.

Gun Digest’s Concealed Carry Ankle Holsters eShort: Ankle holsters and concealed carry guns, plus concealed carry techniques (Concealed Carry eShorts)

In this excerpt from the Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, Massad Ayoob shows how to draw and fire using an ankle holster, plus gun choice considerations and the rationale of ankle carry.

Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea

The bestselling author's sequel to The Hungry Ocean–a fast-paced account of her return to swordfishing
Linda Greenlaw hadn't been bluewater fishing for ten years- not since the events chronicled in the books The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean-but when her lobster traps aren't paying off, her truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family responsibilities, she's a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the adventures begin almost immediately: The ship turns out to be rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boat's lines inadvertently drift into Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail.

Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in. Seaworthy is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self between land and water.

Air Pistol Shooting: A Guide to Pistols and Techniques

This invaluable, well-illustrated book presents a carefully crafted, step-by-step programme which teaches the complete novice air pistol shooter how to attain a high level of marksmanship. The training begins with a detailed consideration of safety procedures, basic pistol craft, range construction and the types of air pistol that are available (spring-powered, pneumatic and CO2) and how they work. The author then moves on to consider holsters, targets, and the advanced skills associated with trigger control, the hold, presentation, the stance, the fast draw and rapid fire shooting. Finally, detailed attention is paid to markmanship exercises but the author emphasizes that these should only be undertaken after all of the techniques set out in the previous chapters have been mastered.Whether you are a novice or more experienced, if you are interested in the fast growing pastime of air pistol shooting for pleasure, then this is the book for you. Covers the mastering of basic pistol craft to the very advanced skills such as fast draw and rapid fire shooting, and is superbly illustrated with colour photographs.

Winning at Bass Fishing – Being A Winner Series

"Winning at Bass Fishing" is for anyone wanting to know more about this fun sport and how they can win trophies and catch plenty of fish.

Fishing is more than just throwing a hook in the water and sitting there; it involves a whole host of strategies and techniques that can help you succeed, catch fish and win competitions. This book provides you with a step-by-step guide showing you exactly how you can win at bass fishing.
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Polar Exploration: A practical handbook for North and South Pole expeditions (Techniques)

A handbook about the mental and physical preparation and detailed planning required for a successful trip to the North or South Pole. In this guide, veteran explorer and polar pioneer Dixie Dansercoer outlines the particular considerations and requirements for all kinds of polar expedition: short self-guided trips, guided Last Degree expeditions and long-haul expeditions, self-financed or sponsored, to the Arctic or the Antarctic. Illustrated with first-hand accounts of hazardous crossings, tricky decision points and encounters with polar bears, as well as evocative expedition photography, sections cover motivation and limitations, understanding the cold, preparations, what to take, travel during the day and camp organisation at night, as well as hazards from polar bears to exploding stoves and whiteout to frostbite. For newcomers in need of guidance, it will help them begin their mental and physical preparation for surviving in such extreme environments. For returning explorers, there is plenty of information on equipment, techniques and experiences to compare and contrast. Also includes a glossary of polar terms and a recommended daily polar regime.

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