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Canoeing for Everyone: A Step-By-Step Guide to Selecting the Gear, Learning the Strokes, and Planning Your Trip (Knack: Make It Easy)by Daniel A. Gray
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A canoe, a paddle, a body of water—its nice to think thats all it takes. Whether for fishing, nature watching, a wilderness adventure, or just a bit of exercise, canoeing is in fact a simple pleasure only after youve acquired the knowledge to make it so. Enter Knack Canoeing for Everyone, the first idea-packed, picture-driven guide to present, step by step, all the tools you need to make sense of the mind-boggling array of canoes and gear on the market. And youll find out how best to use this equipment—on ponds, lakes, rivers, or oceans. This essential resource also offers a whole host of recreational ideas, including day, weekend, and expedition-level trips.
Inside you'll find:
450 full-color photos
Selecting a Canoe * Transportation
Paddles, PDFs, and Other Gear
Lakes * Rivers * Oceans
Launching & Landing
Basic Strokes * Day Trips
Longer Trips * Portaging Safety
With a gear-buying guide and hundreds of color photos, this is the clearest, most accessible instructional guide available—for paddling on ponds, lakes, rivers, or oceans.
About the Author
Daniel A. Gray first learned to canoe thirty years ago in the Boy Scouts. As a high school teacher he led groups on canoe trips to the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota, and as an Urban Adventures Coordinator he has led hundreds of participants on trips on the Milwaukee River. Gray helped develop the Milwaukee Urban Water Trail.
Stephen Gorman is a photographer and writer whose photo-essay books include Northeastern Wilds and The American Wilderness. His work has also appeared in Knack Car Camping, as well as numerous national magazines, including Outside and Audubon.
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