Canoeing in the Wilderness: A Handbook

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Here are the keys to canoe tripping, whether for expeditions of one or one hundred days.  Alan Kesselheim is both a master canoer—with 25 years and more than 10,000 miles of wilderness paddling experience—and a writer of uncommon grace and skill.  Here he has created a book of concentrated wisdom that is so pleasurable to read you may scarcely realize how much you are learning.  Canoeing in the Wilderness packs rich nuggets of experience in stories that entertain ...

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Overview

Here are the keys to canoe tripping, whether for expeditions of one or one hundred days.  Alan Kesselheim is both a master canoer—with 25 years and more than 10,000 miles of wilderness paddling experience—and a writer of uncommon grace and skill.  Here he has created a book of concentrated wisdom that is so pleasurable to read you may scarcely realize how much you are learning.  Canoeing in the Wilderness packs rich nuggets of experience in stories that entertain you while they instruct.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760791417
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 6/25/2007
  • Pages: 288

Table of Contents

IntroductionPart One. From Idea to Put-In 1. How Trips Get Born 2. Square Peg, Round Hole: Making a Trip Fit 3. Getting There and Back 4. Mining for Information Part Two. On The Water 5. The Partnership Tango: Two Vignettes 6. Negotiating Current 7. Rating Whitewater and Rivers 8. Why Wood and Water Don't Mix 9. Open Water Hazards 10. Against the Flow 11. To Run, to Line, to Portage 12. Going Solo Part Three. Nomad Skills 13. Finding a Way: Navigating 14. No Grit: Life in Sandy Camps 15. Rigging for the Day 16. Finding a Home 17. The Fiery Debate: Stoves versus Campfires 18. Bears, Bugs, and Boonies: The Bad Bs of Wilderness Paddling 19. Kitchens on the Go 20. Luxuries of No-Portage Trips 21. Water Safety: Getting a Safe Head 22. First Aid 23. In Honor of Place: Trip Sanitation 24. Keeping Group Morale Afloat Part Four. Outfitting 25. Gear That Changed My Life 26. The Gear List 27. Trip Canoes 28. Overhyped Equipment 29. The Sentimental List 30. The Human Fuel (and more...)
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