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  • Copyright: 2008-04-21
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Features the expertise of master teachers from the American Canoe Association. Background knowledge, fitness basics, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs, and safety and survival skills from the experts prepare you for adventure. Helps build your basic technique and skills, starting with easy day trips before moving on to more challenging overnight and extended trips, and trips with groups. Contains lists of Web resources that will help you plan trips in the U.S. and throughout the world. Included QuickStart Your Canoe DVD, which guides entry level paddlers through basic safety and paddling techniques.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preparing for a Canoeing Adventure
Going Canoeingp. 3
Canoeing, Kayaking, and Paddle Sportsp. 4
History of Canoeingp. 5
Canoeing Todayp. 6
Where to Canoep. 9
Paddling Venue Resourcesp. 14
Summaryp. 16
Getting Fit for Canoeingp. 17
Four Components of Physical Fitnessp. 18
Flexibility In and Out of the Canoep. 19
Key Components of an Effective Training Programp. 24
Cross-Training and Off-Season Trainingp. 26
Nutritionp. 29
Summaryp. 32
Canoes, Paddles, and Gearp. 33
Canoesp. 34
Paddlesp. 48
Personal Flotation Devicesp. 54
Personal and Safety Accessoriesp. 57
Clothingp. 60
Storing Your Gearp. 68
Food and Waterp. 70
Summaryp. 71
Getting Ready to Paddlep. 77
Planning a Tripp. 78
Pre-Event Planning Meetingp. 82
Day of the Tripp. 84
Sharing the Waterwaysp. 86
Canoe Etiquette and Ethicsp. 88
Summaryp. 89
Water Safety and Survival Skillsp. 91
Know Your Boating Abilities and the Watersp. 92
Weatherp. 93
River Readingp. 95
River Currentsp. 95
River Obstaclesp. 100
River Hazardsp. 107
Capsizingp. 114
Cold-Water Safety and Survival Skillsp. 117
Rescue and Emergency Protocolsp. 122
Summaryp. 129
On the Water
Canoeing Techniques, Strokes, and Maneuversp. 135
Getting Startedp. 136
Concepts of Paddlingp. 143
Basic Canoe Strokesp. 146
Compound Strokesp. 164
Customized Strokesp. 171
Summaryp. 176
River Tripsp. 179
Canoeing on Moving Waterp. 181
River Maneuversp. 182
River Sensep. 188
Vision, Scouting, and Decision Makingp. 188
River Trip Planningp. 191
Summaryp. 195
Overnight Camping Skillsp. 197
Trip Planning for Canoe Campingp. 198
Equipmentp. 200
Selecting a Campsitep. 203
Setting Up Campp. 205
Breaking Campp. 207
Camping Safetyp. 209
Camping With Childrenp. 212
Camping With Dogsp. 213
Summaryp. 213
Pursuing Paddle Sports: Pass It Onp. 219
Use and Stewardship of Resourcesp. 220
Limitations of Usep. 221
Paddler Environmental Ethicsp. 221
Paddler Standard of Conductp. 223
Paddling Opportunitiesp. 225
Summaryp. 227
Web Resourcesp. 229
Success Checksp. 235
Photo Creditsp. 249
About the Editorsp. 251
About the Contributorsp. 252
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