Master Guide Handbook to Outdoor Adventure Trips: Expert Advice on Camping, Canoeing, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking & Other Adventures into the Woods

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From-the-Canoe-Seat Advice

Legendary Maine Guide Gil Gilpatrick offers you the benefit of his 65 years of wilderness wisdom in this comprehensive guide. Freshly revised and expanded with new color photography, this handbook includes expertise from a seasoned team of professionals in year-round hiking, camping, canoeing, hunting, and fishing.

Master Guide Handbook to Outdoor Adventure Trips takes you step-by-step through every stage of planning ...

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Overview

From-the-Canoe-Seat Advice

Legendary Maine Guide Gil Gilpatrick offers you the benefit of his 65 years of wilderness wisdom in this comprehensive guide. Freshly revised and expanded with new color photography, this handbook includes expertise from a seasoned team of professionals in year-round hiking, camping, canoeing, hunting, and fishing.

Master Guide Handbook to Outdoor Adventure Trips takes you step-by-step through every stage of planning and conducting a successful outdoors experience. It's packed with field-tested advice, handy checklists, real-life stories, and practical examples.

Wilderness leadership skills are essential for anyone who plans to spend more than a day in the woods. This is a book that helps all types of outdoor leaders to help others. Even if you are not a professional guide, you'll use the advice in these pages to keep your friends and family safe while you enjoy your time outdoors together.

Plan and pack for a successful trip with field-tested checklists
Find safe water, cook delicious meals, and set up a comfortable camp
Navigate accurately in the woods with map, compass and GPS
Don't let anything ruin your trip--learn the right way to cope with accidents and bad weather

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Editorial Reviews

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"The ideal reader for this book would be someone who wishes to become a professional outdoor guide in the backwoods of Maine. However, the lessons go much wider."
—CANOEIST November 2013
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781896980751
  • Publisher: Heliconia Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 717,861
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gil Gilpatrick has been a Master Maine Guide for over 40 years and taught Outdoor Resources at the Skowhegan Vocational Center in Maine for nearly 30 years. He has written extensively about his experiences in the outdoors and his knowledge of how to build outdoor equipment.
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Especially written for people who have already accumulated a degree of out-of-doors experience and knowledge, and are now faced with the prospect of leading others afield.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Provisioning the Trip
Check Lists
Camping
For the Camp Cook
Canoes and Canoeing
Land Navigation
Dealing with Weather
You Have a Lost Person!
The Outdoor Medicine Woman (or Man)
Hunting or Fishing
On Becoming a Professional
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