Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook

Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook

by Johnny Molloy

Paperback(Revised edition)

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Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook is a handy, illustrated resource on the fundamentals of canoeing, including solid instruction on all aspects of canoeing, from types of canoes to equipment choices, paddle and on-the-water techniques, safety tips, and more. In partnership with outdoor leader Outward Bound, this book combines expert instruction with practical tips to ensure a fun and a satisfying canoe trip for your next outdoor adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762784257
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Series: Outward Bound Series
Edition description: Revised edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Johnny Molloy is an adventurer and writer for various magazines, websites, and newspapers. He has written over 50 books on hiking, camping, paddling, regional activities, and outdoor adventure.
Outward Bound is the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs for teens, adults and professionals. Outward Bound is a non-profit educational organization and expedition school that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through active learning expeditions that inspire character development, self-discovery and service both in and out of the classroom. Outward Bound excels in curricula developed for struggling teens, groups with specific health, social or educational needs and business and professional organizations.

Table of Contents

About Outward Bound v

Preface: Getting Started viii

Introduction: The Case for Canoeing xi

1 Parts of a Canoe 1

2 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Canoe 6

3 Canoeing Necessities and Accessories 15

4 How Far Do I Go and Other Trip Planning Concerns 29

5 About River Levels, Lake Levels, and Tides 34

6 Canoeing Hazards 40

7 Canoeing Safety 47

8 The Strokes 55

9 Navigation for Canoers 61

10 Loading and Unloading Your Canoe 68

11 What to Wear While Canoeing 73

12 Traveling with Your Canoe 78

13 Shuttling and Outfitters 82

14 About Portaging 85

15 Canoe Camping 92

16 Canoe Repair 100

Appendix A Canoer's Checklist 104

Appendix B Canoe Terminology 105

Index 108

About the Author 112

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