BOOKS ABOUT PADDLING


COMPLETE BOOK OF SEA KAYAKING, 4th Edition

By: Derek C. Hutchinson

The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. From the basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, the indispensable information that renowned expert Derek C. Hutchinson presents will benefit kayakers of all skill levels.

This new edition contains additional material on the history and origins of the kayak as well as new information on navigation. The chapters on strokes and techniques have been expanded considerly and now present information in a master-class format that caters to novice paddlers.

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Canoeing : A Trailside Guide (Trailside Series Guide)

By: Gordon Grant Ron Hildebrand

Join in the joy of canoeing with Gordon Grant, World Champion canoeist and one of America's leading canoe instructors, as he puts his bombproof four-week course of instruction into words. With his unique, stream-tested method, Grant gives beginners the tools and tips they need to control a canoe on lakes and moving water. You'll be able to run Class II and easy Class III whitewater with confidence after reading this book and practicing Grant's recommended exercises. As you gain skills you learn about more advanced canoe designs and materials, safety and rescue, how to read a river, the importance of scouting rapids, and knowing your own and your paddling partners' limitations.

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Making Camp : The Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Paddlers & Skiers

By: Dennis Coello, John Harlin, Alan Kesselheim, Steve Howe

Here is a comprehensive, detailed camping how-to compiled by Backpacker field experts for anyone traveling by foot, boat, bicycle, or skis, through all kinds of terrain, year-around. Gleaned from the lifetime experiences of four Backpacker magazine field experts, this compendium of advice, checklists, suggestions, priorities, rules of thumb, and special considerations presents the best from the best. Learn how to select sites, arrange your kitchen, build a portable toilet, pitch a tent, build a fire, and leave no trace.

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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF CANOEING, 2nd Edition

By: Herbert Gordon

The Complete Book of Canoeing is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, the indispensible information that veteran canoer Herb Gordon presents will benefit paddlers at all skill levels.

With this book in hand you will learn about

- - Basic strokes
- - Canoes
- - Solo paddling
- - Personal flotation devices
- - Reading the water
- - Classification of rivers and rapids
- - Tandem paddling
- - Outdoor cuisine
- - Field medicine
- - Paddles
- - Coping with wind and waves
- - Portaging
- - Lining and tracking
- - Advanced paddling
- - Basic maneuvers
- - Canoeing with children
- - River rescue and survival
- - Emergency procedures

This new edition contains additional material on low-impact canoeing, wilderness survival, becoming a canoe instructor or trip leader, and cold water canoeing. Written with Herb's irresistible sense of humor, this book is a must have.

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The Complete Wilderness Paddler

By: James West Davidson, John Rugge

A combination of detailed instruction and text (based on actual adventures) of all the techniques of canoe camping and wilderness cruising. You learn how to "find a river," navigate, cope with accidents and much more. With 65 drawings and 11 maps.

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Introduction to Paddling : Canoeing Basics for Lakes and Rivers

By: Les Fry, Carol A. Moore, Kandace Hawkinson

Written by the American Canoe Association and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Introduction to Paddling is an easy-to-understand guide to flatwater and river paddling. Based on an earlier work by the Ohio DNR, Flat-water Paddler, this amply illustrated book tells beginning paddlers everything they need to know, from appropriate clothing to the parts of the boat, from correct strokes to proper safety concerns. Good for instructors and those who like to teach themselves, this book is an important resource for those who like to paddle or want to start.

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