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Basic Essentials® Canoeing, 3rd



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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 3/1/2007.

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Continuing his efforts to increase the skill level of paddlers, Cliff Jacobson offers some unique canoeing techniques and custom design tips never before released. In this fully revised third edition, you'll discover how to choose a canoe that's right for you; select canoe accessories from paddles and PFDs to knee pads and waterproof gear bags; lift, portage, and transport your canoe with ease; master the basic paddling strokes, then learn how to canoe in whitewater and currents; and rescue yourself or a friend after capsizing.

Author Biography

Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is a retired environmental science teacher, an outdoors skills instructor, a canoeing and camping consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on canoeing and camping. He is a recipient of the American Canoe Association's prestigious Legends of Paddling Award and a member of the ACA Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

About This New Editionp. vi
How to Choose a Canoep. 1
How They're Builtp. 13
Canoe Accessories and Conveniencesp. 22
Carrying and Cartopping Your Canoep. 29
How to Paddle Your Canoep. 34
Canoeing in Whitewater and Currentsp. 46
Hazardsp. 56
Glossary of Canoeing Termsp. 67
River Rating Scalep. 70
Indexp. 71
About the Authorp. 74
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