The Wilderness Paddler's Handbook

The Wilderness Paddler's Handbook

by Alan S. Kesselheim
     
 

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This book by America's preeminent canoeing author combines evocative wilderness writing with nuts-and-bolts coverage of all practical aspects of canoe tripping. Alan Kesselheim uses the lessons he's learned first-hand over thousands of miles of wilderness paddling to create a context for conveying everything a new or experienced paddler can expect to encounter,on any

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This book by America's preeminent canoeing author combines evocative wilderness writing with nuts-and-bolts coverage of all practical aspects of canoe tripping. Alan Kesselheim uses the lessons he's learned first-hand over thousands of miles of wilderness paddling to create a context for conveying everything a new or experienced paddler can expect to encounter,on any type of water.

Kesselheim's unsurpassed expertise­­gained by paddling under every condition imaginable­­speaks clearly to readers looking to acquaint themselves with the essentials of traveling by canoe. Helpful sidebars,interspersed throughout the book,provide step-by-step instructions on all critical considerations,such as how to plan,pack,equip,and modify a canoe for weekend or extended trips. The Wilderness Paddler's Handbook is surely a classic-in-the-making and must-reading for serious canoeists and outdoor book enthusiasts alike.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Alan Kesselheim’s mix of paddling experiences and superb writing skills make him ideally suited to dispense this highly personal and entertaining look at the how-tos of canoe tripping.”
–Michael Peake, editor, Che-Mun: The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing

“Alan Kesselheim is a master of the paddle and the pen. Here’s the best of Kesselheim: wit, wilderness savvy,and a boat-full of sound advice.”
–Larry Rice, contributing editor, Canoe & Kayak

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071354189
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Alan S. Kesselheim and his wife, Marypat Zitzer, live in Bozeman, Montana. Since the birth of their first son, followed by a younger brother, their canoeing activities have become adventurous family outings. Alan Kesselheim’s previous books include Water and Sky: Reflections of a Northern Year; Silhouette on a Wide Land; and The Lightweight Gourmet: Drying and Cooking Food for the Outdoor Life. He is also a regular contributor to many magazines.

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