Paddle Your Own Canoe: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing / Edition 1

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Overview

The most comprehensive canoeing techniques book ever is now available for the first time in paperback.

Illustrated with 600 full-color photographs, this wide-ranging book is designed with both beginner and seasoned canoeists in mind. Gary & Joanie McGuffin, North America's most celebrated canoeing couple, discuss issues rarely covered in other how-to guides, such as developing fitness and balance.

The book offers first-hand, experience-based instruction on outfitting, reading the river, paddling strokes for all flatwater and whitewater conditions, advanced turns and maneuvers, portaging, safety and rescue techniques - even how to tie a canoe on your vehicle.

Recommended by both the American Canoe Association and Paddle Canada, Paddle Your Own Canoe features:

  • Canoeist's vocabulary
  • Selecting the right canoe
  • Selecting the right paddle
  • Portaging techniques
  • Self-rescue techniques
  • Solo whitewater spins
  • Complete flatwater techniques
  • Complete whitewater techniques
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Editorial Reviews

Bushwacker's Wilderness Journal
The most comprehensive book ever written on canoeing technique... essential guide for recreational paddlers is packed with information.
Globe and Mail
Helpful to both seasoned and novice canoers, the book includes illustrated instructions for everything from loading the canoe on top of the car to maneuvers in rapids.
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal - Linda Turk
The great thing about their advice is that it's entirely practical, based on long experience, and aimed at anyone who simply wants to improve canoeing techniques.
Canoeist - Stuart Fisher
This is, quite simply, the best presented instructional canoeing book ever. It surpasses even Bill Mason.
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
Entirely practical, based on long experience, and aimed at anyone who simply wants to improve canoeing techniques.
— Linda Turk
Canoeist
Like their canoe book, this is the best introduction to kayak touring that you can buy.
— Stuart Fisher
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550463774
  • Publisher: Boston Mills Press
  • Publication date: 4/13/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 827,826
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary and Joanie McGuffin are known worldwide for their expeditions as professional adventurers. They regularly publish feature articles in such magazines as Explore, Canoe and Kayak, River, and Photo Life. Their book, Superior: Journeys on an Inland Sea, received the Great Lakes Booksellers' Association Best Book Award.

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