Synopses & Reviews
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 youre planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials® books tell you what you need to know. Discover how to:
Choose a tandem or solo canoe thats right for you
Tell a good canoe from a bad one
Select canoe accessories, including paddles, PFDs, and portage yokes
Customize your canoe for greater comfort and safety
Lift, portage, and transport your canoe with ease (there are tricks!)
Master basic paddling strokes and confidently maneuver your canoe in currents
Rescue yourself or a friend after capsizing and avoid making dangerous mistakes
Choose a safe course through whitewater and currents
Continuing his efforts to increase the skill level of paddlers, Cliff Jacobson offers some unique canoeing techniques and custom design tips never before released. In this fully revised third edition, you'll discover how to choose a canoe that's right for you; select canoe accessories from paddles and PFDs to knee pads and waterproof gear bags; lift, portage, and transport your canoe with ease; master the basic paddling strokes, then learn how to canoe in whitewater and currents; and rescue yourself or a friend after capsizing.
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
is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is a retired environmental science teacher, an outdoors skills instructor, a canoeing and camping consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on canoeing and camping. He is a recipient of the American Canoe Association's prestigious Legends of Paddling Award and a member of the ACA Hall of Fame.