Synopses & Reviews
Put away those bulky books and monster manuals!
For a generation, the Basic Essentials® series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials® books tell you what you need to know.
Discover how to:
select a kayak and choose your gear
perfect your paddle strokes
prepare for protected-water paddling
perform recoveries and reentries
pack your sea kayak for an expedition
This exciting and demanding sport is much different than its flat-water sibling, with different equipment and techniques, all of which are covered in Basic Essentials: Sea Kayaking. Illustrations cover the many sea kayak models and accessories, as well as important information on tides and currents, packing and loading tips for comfort and safety, and a glossary chock-full of helpful terminology. With this revised third edition, you'll discover how to perfect your paddle stroke, perform self rescues and assisted rescues, paddle and navigate safely, pack your sea kayak for an expedition, and get your kayak on and off your vehicle.
An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge in an affordable and portable book.
About the Author
J. Michael Wyatt
is a professional outdoor photographer and writer who lives in Washington State.
Roger Schumann owns and operates Eskape Kayaks, based in Santa Cruz, California. He is also co-author of Guide to Sea Kayaking Central & Northern California and Sea Kayak Rescue.
Table of Contents
(1) The Boat (2) Gear (3) Paddle Techniques (4) Safety (5) On the Water (6) Packing and Loading (7) Getting There