Expedition Canoeing: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America

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Expedition Canoeing has long been considered the premier guide to canoeing and exploring North America's waterways. This twentieth-anniversary edition expertly details everything you need to know about paddling the continent's wild rivers.
Outdoors writer and wilderness canoe guide Cliff Jacobson draws on his thirty-plus years of river running to give you sound advice, fresh new ideas, and advanced techniques for canoeing in the wilderness. Inside you'll find dozens of ...

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Overview

Expedition Canoeing has long been considered the premier guide to canoeing and exploring North America's waterways. This twentieth-anniversary edition expertly details everything you need to know about paddling the continent's wild rivers.
Outdoors writer and wilderness canoe guide Cliff Jacobson draws on his thirty-plus years of river running to give you sound advice, fresh new ideas, and advanced techniques for canoeing in the wilderness. Inside you'll find dozens of black-and-white and color photos, how-to illustrations, source charts, canoeing and camping tricks, and a chapter full of hard-won advice from more than twenty-five of Jacobson's fellow canoeing experts.
Preparation and skills are everything when expedition canoeing. Take along this guide on all of your canoeing adventures.

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An guide for expedition canoers at any level, this book explains the basics for beginners, and offers tips for advanced techniques suitable for experts. Jacobson, with over thirty years of experience on the water, shares advice on everything from paddling correctly, and outfitting your expedition to dealing with bears and choosing your crew. This new edition adds information on using GPS and UTM systems for navigation, dozens of new illustrations and photographs and extensive revision. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762708376
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Series: Canoeing How-To Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is an outdoors skills instructor and a professional outfitter and guide, a canoeing and camping consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on canoeing and camping. Cliff recently retired from teaching middle school environmental science and now splits his time between canoeing and camping, and sharing his love for the sport by writing and teaching about it. In 2003 the American Canoe Association presented Cliff with the Legends of Paddling Award and inducted him into the ACA Hall of Fame.

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Table of Contents

(1) A Time for Reflection (2) Researching a River (3) Picking a Crew (4) Loose Threads (5) The Wild-River Canoe (6) Outfitting and Customizing Your Canoe (7) Covers Aren't just for White Water (8) Gearing Up (9) The Art of Packing (10) Canoe Tents Are Different (11) The Recipe (12) The Expert's Edge (13) Navigating with Map, Compass, and GPS (14) Portaging (15) The Joy of Solo Canoeing (16) Commercial Carriers and the Long Drive (17) Hazards and Rescue (18) Barren-Land Travel (19) Some Interesting Modern Canoe Trips (20) Mending the Tears (21) Advice from the Experts (22) A Plea for Conscience

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