Paddle Your Own Canoe: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing


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Author: McGuffin, Gary

Edition: 1


  • Boston Mills Press

Number Of Pages: 208

EAN: 9781550463774

Release Date: 01-02-2003

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description The most comprehensive canoeing techniques book ever is now available for the first time in paperback. Illustrated with 600 full-color photographs, this wide-ranging book is designed with both beginner and seasoned canoeists in mind. Gary & Joanie McGuffin, North America's most celebrated canoeing couple, discuss issues rarely covered in other how-to guides, such as developing fitness and balance. The book offers first-hand, experience-based instruction on outfitting, reading the river, paddling strokes for all flatwater and whitewater conditions, advanced turns and maneuvers, portaging, safety and rescue techniques - even how to tie a canoe on your vehicle. Recommended by both the American Canoe Association and Paddle Canada, Paddle Your Own Canoe features: Canoeist's vocabulary Selecting the right canoe Selecting the right paddle Portaging techniques Self-rescue techniques Solo whitewater spins Complete flatwater techniques Complete whitewater techniques Review The most comprehensive book ever written on canoeing technique... essential guide for recreational paddlers is packed with information. ( Bushwacker's Wilderness Journal) Helpful to both seasoned and novice canoers, the book includes illustrated instructions for everything from loading the canoe on top of the car to maneuvers in rapids. ( Globe and Mail 2003-07-05) The great thing about their advice is that it's entirely practical, based on long experience, and aimed at anyone who simply wants to improve canoeing techniques. (Linda Turk Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal 2003-06-29) This is, quite simply, the best presented instructional canoeing book ever. It surpasses even Bill Mason. (Stuart Fisher Canoeist) These books focus on paddling techniques, including maintaining balance and safety in the full range of currents. The kayak book also includes a special section on kayak camping. Excellent for those ready to take basic skills to the next level. (reviewed with Paddle Your Own Kayak) (John Helling Library Journal 2009-05-01) About the Author Gary and Joanie McGuffin are known worldwide for their expeditions as professional adventurers. They regularly publish feature articles in such magazines as Explore, Canoe and Kayak, River, and Photo Life. Their book, Superior: Journeys on an Inland Sea, received the Great Lakes Booksellers' Association Best Book Award.

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