Paddle Your Own CanoeBook - 1999
The most comprehensive canoeing techniques book ever is now available for the first time in paperback.
Illustrated with 600 full-color photographs, this wide-ranging book is designed with both beginner and seasoned canoeists in mind. Gary & Joanie McGuffin, North America's most celebrated canoeing couple, discuss issues rarely covered in other how-to guides, such as developing fitness and balance.
The book offers first-hand, experience-based instruction on outfitting, reading the river, paddling strokes for all flatwater and whitewater conditions, advanced turns and maneuvers, portaging, safety and rescue techniques - even how to tie a canoe on your vehicle.
Recommended by both the American Canoe Association and Paddle Canada, Paddle Your Own Canoe features:Canoeist's vocabulary Selecting the right canoe Selecting the right paddle Portaging techniques Self-rescue techniques Solo whitewater spins Complete flatwater techniques Complete whitewater techniques