Paddle Your Own Kayak: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Kayakingby Gary McGuffin, Joanie McGuffin
Paddle Your Own Canoe set a new standard for how-to-canoe books. In this companion title, Gary and Joanie McGuffin use the same model for the art of kayaking. The authors discuss the kayak's Inuit history, types of kayaking, recommended kayak sizes and shapes, and proper gear and clothing. They also offer expert, step-by-step instructions on all of the sport/i>
Paddle Your Own Canoe set a new standard for how-to-canoe books. In this companion title, Gary and Joanie McGuffin use the same model for the art of kayaking. The authors discuss the kayak's Inuit history, types of kayaking, recommended kayak sizes and shapes, and proper gear and clothing. They also offer expert, step-by-step instructions on all of the sport's essential techniques.
Illustrated with more than 600 color photographs and illustrations, Paddle Your Own Kayak is designed for both seasoned and novice kayaker, offering guidance on:
- Balancing the body
- Strokes and maneuvers
- Paddling fundamentals
- Recoveries and rescues
- Carrying and launching
- Weather and water conditions techniques
- Staying centered
- Navigation methods.
A special section on kayak camping provides good advice on what to look for in a destination, how to select a site, packing your kayak, setting up tents and shelters, meal preparation, water filtration, first aid and much more.
- Boston Mills Press
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- 10.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Meet the Author
Gary and Joanie McGuffin are stars in the paddling world, well known for their wilderness expeditions as well as for their conservation efforts. They are the authors of Superior: Journeys on an Inland Sea, which won the 1996 Great Lakes Booksellers Award, and the bestselling Paddle Your Own Canoe, which set the standard for paddling instruction books. They live on a 300-acre wilderness preserve overlooking Lake Superior.
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I have been paddling for the last 60 years and this illustrated book is clearly the best I have seen to learn from. I highly recommend it for both beginners and advance paddlers.
One of the better books for someone starting out. Covers all the important topics although as with any sport some recommendations differ from what someone else may offer. Besides paddling and rescue instructions, offers great practical information on gear selection, packing for overnights, navigation, etc. Great illustrations and photos. Fun to pick up anytime and enjoy not just as a reference. Makes me want to pack up and head out every time I open it. Not a substitute for lessons but a great companion to instruction.