Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Rescue / Edition 1

Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Rescue / Edition 1

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by Doug Alderson, Michael Pardy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071388907

ISBN-13: 9780071388900

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

From two of Canada's premier sea kayaking instructors and the leading magazine of the sport comes the ideal book for any paddler wanting to venture safely beyond sheltered waters. This essential handbook shows how to understand weather, waves, and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.

Overview

From two of Canada's premier sea kayaking instructors and the leading magazine of the sport comes the ideal book for any paddler wanting to venture safely beyond sheltered waters. This essential handbook shows how to understand weather, waves, and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071388900
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Judgment and Safety

Judgment; Decision Making; Safety and Risk; Leadership

2. Health and Fitness

Fueling a Human-Powered Craft; Power and Endurance; Medical Conditions

3. Environment

Weather Systems; Personalized Weather Forecast; Local Weather Effects; Waves; Tides and Currents; Local Wave Effects; Forecasting Sea State; Campsites

4. Safety and Rescue Gear

How to Choose Gear; Kayak Safety Features; Paddling Gear; Paddling Clothing; Rescue Gear; Communication Gear; Additional Safety and Rescue Aids

5. Paddling Technique

Adequate Reserves; Skills; Forward Stroke; Brace Strokes; Paddling in Wind and Waves; Paddling in Tidal Current; Paddling in Rough Seas

6. Navigation

Tools for Navigation; Publications; Aids to Navigation; Dead Reckoning; Piloting; Navigating through Tidal Currents; Communicating Your Position

7. Tripping

Paddler's Logbook; Trip Planning; The Trip; Trip Reflection

8. Self Rescue

Rolling; The Wet Exit; Solo Reentry; Getting the Water Out

9. Assisted Rescue

Bow Rescue; Assisted Reentry; Getting the Water Out; Towing; Keeping Together during a Rescue; Damage to the Kayak

10. Guidelines for Effective Rescue

Rescue Decisions; Rescue Priorities

Appendix

Mental Shorthand for Decision Making; Environment and Paddling Levels; Float Plan; Lines and Knots; Kits for Kayaking; Beaufort Scale; Glossary; Resources

Index

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