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Whitewater Safety and Rescue: Essential Knowledge for Canoeists, Kayakers, and Raft Guides

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The definitive resourcefor recreational paddlers andprofessional river guides
 
Whitewater Safety and Rescue is a must for anyone who ventures into moving water by canoe, kayak, or raft. Addressing all relevant topics—from strategies for safely descending a rapid, to one-handed river signals, to recovering overboard paddlers and performing first aid—recognized authority Franco Ferrero thoroughly explains every aspect of safety and rescue in whitewater. He adopts the latest approach in the field, making the key points clear and easy to remember. More than 400 color photographs and detailed diagrams illustrate this modern instructional guide.
 
Covers these topics and more:

• Reading Whitewater

• Assessing Hazards and Risks

• Planning a Descent

• Learning Skillful Paddling

• Preparing the Mind

• Scouting Techniques

• Communication, Organization, and Leadership

• Equipment Design

• Recovering Overboard Paddlers

• Incident Management

• First Aid and Resuscitation

• Moving Injured Paddlers

• Access and Recovery, including Rope Dynamics

Book News Annotation:

Ferrero is a qualified British Canoe Union coach and certified rescue instructor, and he has provided this safety guide for both novice recreational paddlers and professional river guides. The author provides tips for navigating canoes, kayaks and rafts through all types of hazards, and includes detailed information on assessing risks, communicating with others, scouting locations, choosing the right equipment, recovering overboard paddlers and managing incidents. Hundreds of photographs are used to illustrate first aid and resuscitation techniques, access and recovery, rope dynamics and the analysis of whitewater conditions. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This title covers topics from strategies for safely descending a rapid to recovering overboard paddlers and making injured people safe, it thoroughly explains all aspects of safety and rescue on a river and in white water.

Synopsis:

Whitewater Safety and Rescue is a must for recreational paddlers and professional river guides alike. Covering topics from strategies for safely descending a rapid to recovering overboard paddlers and making injured people safe, it thoroughly explains all aspects of safety and rescue on a river and in white water. Over 400 color photographs and detailed diagrams illustrate this essential and modern instructional guide for canoeists, kayakers, and rafters.

About the Author

Franco Ferrero is qualified as a BCU Level 5 Coach (Sea and Inland), is a REC first aid provider, a Rescue 3 Instructor, and holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. He's the author of four books on canoeing, kayking, coaching, and navigation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762750870
Author:
Ferrero, Franco
Publisher:
FalconGuide
Subject:
Kayaking
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Rafting (sports)
Subject:
White-water canoeing
Subject:
Canoeing
Subject:
Rescue work
Subject:
White-water canoeing -- Safety measures.
Subject:
Outdoors-Canoeing Kayaking and Rafting
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Paddling Series
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400+ color photographs and illustrations
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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This title covers topics from strategies for safely descending a rapid to recovering overboard paddlers and making injured people safe, it thoroughly explains all aspects of safety and rescue on a river and in white water.
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Whitewater Safety and Rescue is a must for recreational paddlers and professional river guides alike. Covering topics from strategies for safely descending a rapid to recovering overboard paddlers and making injured people safe, it thoroughly explains all aspects of safety and rescue on a river and in white water. Over 400 color photographs and detailed diagrams illustrate this essential and modern instructional guide for canoeists, kayakers, and rafters.

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