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Boundary Waters Canoe Camping, 3rd (How to Paddle)by Cliff Jacobson
Synopses & Reviews
A heart-warming, thoroughly modern, marvelously illustrated guide, Boundary Waters Canoe Camping is aimed at paddlers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota and covers places to go, planning a canoe trip, navigating, selecting a canoe and rigging it out, selecting equipment, camping and cookery, traveling with children, and dealing with hazards--all brought to you by one of America's most renowned canoeing experts, Cliff Jacobson.
This completely updated and revised edition includes more than 100 stunning full color photos, new product ideas, and revised appendices. GPS navigation information has been added, and a new chapter on solo canoeing details how to paddle, portage and pack these personal-sized watercraft. Also new is a section with sage advice from some of the top Boundary Waters paddlers.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), located in northeastern Minnesota, is a legendary wilderness destination for canoeists from around the world. Longtime guide and canoe authority Cliff Jacobson explains the best and safest ways of planning and enjoying a BWCA journey. Includes maps, illustrations, and information on obtaining permits, packing the right supplies, practicing low-impact camping techniques, honing paddling skills, traveling with children, and dealing with hazards on land and water.
Longtime guide and canoe authority Cliff Jacobson explains the best and safest ways of planning and enjoying a BWCA journey.
About the Author
Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoor writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on camping and canoeing. In 2003, The American Canoe Association presented Cliff with the Legends of Paddling Award and inducted him into the ACA Hall of Fame.
Table of Contents
Whats New About This Edition?
A Note to the Reader
Preface, by Kevin Proescholdt
Chapter 1: A Wilderness in Turmoil, by David Backes
Chapter 2: Planning and Pacing Your Canoe Trip
First, Pick Your Travel Area
If You Plan To Use a GPS
Dont Turn Your Vacation into a Marathon!
Rules for Interpreting Contour Lines
Planning the Route
Scenario Thought List
Chapter 3: A Maze of Finger Lakes, Portage Trails, and Confusing Bays!
No Need to Worry about Magnetic Declination!
Using Map and Compass Together
Test Your Map and Compass Skills
Tips for Navigating Small Streams and Moose Trails
Using a Map With Your GPS/UTM Coordinates
Chapter 4: Favorite Routes—Where Solitude Still Remains
Ham Lake to Long Island Lake and Points East
Granite River through Guides Portage
Chapter 5: Federal Regulations and Rational
Some Obscure Regulations
No Cans or Bottles Are Allowed in the BWCA!
Camouflage Your Camp
Camp Only at U.S. Forest Service Designated Sites
When Nature Calls and There Is No Forest Service Box Latrine
Campfires Are Allowed Only Within the Steel Fire Grates at Developed Campsites
Sanitation and Waste Disposal
Chapter 6: Selecting and Outfitting Your Canoe
A Boundary Waters Canoe Can Never Be Too Light!
A Fast Canoe Is a Welcome Luxury
Canoe Building Materials
Outfitting the Canoe
Chapter 7: Paddling and Portaging Your Canoe
Paddling Your Canoe
Big Water Tactics
Portaging Your Canoe
Chapter 8: The Right Stuff—Everything You Need To Know About Equipment
Packing Your Packs
Packing the Canoe
Chapter 9: Solo Canoes and Kayaks in the Boundary Waters
Why Solo Canoes?
Things To Consider When Choosing A Solo Canoe
Customizing Your Solo Canoe
Solo Canoes And Camping
Packs And Packing
Portaging The Load
Canoeing With Friends
Why Not Paddle A Kayak?
Chapter 10: Fast Fixins—Easy Ways to Prepare Great Trail Meals
Packing the Kitchen
Containers for Powders and Liquids
On into Supper
Meal Management Tricks
Tasty Cooking Tricks
Chapter 11: A Bomb-Proof Canoe Camp!
Tents and Tarps
Chapter 12: Bothersome Beasts and Ornery Stingers!
Chapter 13: Dangers, Safety, and First Aid
When Your Canoe Becomes a Kite!
Safety with Edged Tools
Medicine for the Boundary Waters
First Aid for Common Ailments
Signals: When You Need To Bring the Airplane Down!
Chapter 14: A Magic Day in the BWCA
Chapter 15: Advice from the Experts
Dr. Nick and Stephanie Boismenue
Advice from an Outfitter—Nancy Piragis
Appendix A: Equipment Checklist
Appendix B: Resources
BWCA Information and Permits
Quetico Information and Permits
Miscellaneous Equipment and Supplies
Packsacks, Map Cases, and Other Canoeing Luggage
BWCA and Quetico Canoeing Guide Books
Appendix C: Seven-Day Menu
Appendix D: The Wilderness Meal
IndexAbout the Author
What Our Readers Are Saying
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