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.