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Overview

Nothing drives home the importance of safety in the wilderness like real-life stories of what can happen when these issues are ignored, even for a moment. In Up the Creek, some of the most experienced canoeists in North America confess their mistakes in true tales of hypothermia, near-drowning, close encounters with rapids, and more.

  • Fifty stories grouped by theme--Live and Learn; Random Acts of Nature; The Choices People Make; and others
  • Introductory chapter outlines principles of canoeing safety and judgment
  • Closing chapter reinforces the lessons of each story

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071390903
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/7/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug McKown is former director of the canoeing program at the Banff National Army Cadet Camp. He is a certified canoe instructor and experienced canoe tripper living in Alberta, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Do We Do These Things? Chapter 1. Live and Learn—MaybeLost Canoe on the Clearwater River, Dean GyugExperience on the Slater River, Pam LittleMy First Wilderness Rapid—And Almost My Last, John LentzGood-Bye to an Old Friend, Doug McKownChapter 2. The Right Tool for the Right JobSwamping on the Swampy Bay River, Sara Seager and Mike WevrickA Close Call, George DroughtBig Waves and Small Canoes, Jim BuckinghamChapter 3. Random Acts of NatureWhitewater with a Twist, Dave ChristophersonGrizzly Encounters on the Clarke and Thelon Rivers, Mel BaughamUp the Creek Without a Canoe, Jack StefanykGail, Lee, and Bear Makes Three, Lee PearsonMeeting the Big Wheel at the Wheeler, Laurel ArcherThe Wild Nahanni, Pam LittleAdventure in the Night, Doug McKownFoster River Burnout, Doug McKownThe Cat and the Rapids, Jim BuckinghamChapter 4. Injury and IllnessThe Heart of the Matter, Tom BrownWhere There's Fire, There's Fire, Doug McKownThe Lemon Theory Works, Tom BrownBreak a Leg, Doug McKownA Feverish Trip on the Gull River, Mel BaughamBurned, Tom BrownA Trip Cut Short in Nootka Sound, Dean McLeodChapter 5. The Choices People MakeLeap for Life, Doug McKownA Situation on the Kananaskis, Jim BuckinghamBroken Yoke Gorge on the Wathaman, Laurel ArcherThe One-Minute Measurement, John SilverAll in a Day's Work, Doug McKownNever Give Up, Cliff JacobsonMishap on the Notakwanon River, Bob Henderson and Warren TrimbleKeystone Canoeists, Doug McKownCool on the Credit River, Toni HartingA Tragedy on the Bow, Doug McKownA Bad Choice on the Manigatogan, Dean McLeodWhere Is Everyone? Bill HosfordHave Map, Will Travel, John BuchananA Break at the End of the Day, John SilverWhere Exactly Are We? Doug McKownChapter 6. People Versus PeopleThe Trip from Hell, George DroughtDecisions on the Arctic River, Ric DriedigerWhen Things Go Wrong, Hap WilsonChapter 7. Solo AdventuresGordon River Breezes, Roger ParsonsMiracle at Stanley Mission, Jack StefanykHow to Christen a Canoe, Jim BuckinghamTrouble on the Vermilion, Doug McKownSolo on Superior, Jim GreenacreChapter 8. It's All About Safety AwarenessResourcesAbout the ContributorsAbout the Editor

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