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    Canoeing

    ISBN-10: 0736067159
    ISBN-13: 9780736067157
    Author(s): Pamela S. Dillon, Jeremy Oyen, American Canoe Association Staff, Pamela Dillon
    Description: Features the expertise of master teachers from the American Canoe Association. Background knowledge, fitness basics, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs, and safety and survival skills from the experts prepare you for adventure. Helps  More...
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    Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
    Binding: Mixed Media
    Pages: 264
    Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.496
    Language: English

    Features the expertise of master teachers from the American Canoe Association. Background knowledge, fitness basics, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs, and safety and survival skills from the experts prepare you for adventure. Helps build your basic technique and skills, starting with easy day trips before moving on to more challenging overnight and extended trips, and trips with groups. Contains lists of Web resources that will help you plan trips in the U.S. and throughout the world. Included QuickStart Your Canoe DVD, which guides entry level paddlers through basic safety and paddling techniques.

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Preparing for a Canoeing Adventure
    Going Canoeing
    Canoeing, Kayaking, and Paddle Sports
    History of Canoeing
    Canoeing Today
    Where to Canoe
    Paddling Venue Resources
    Summary
    Getting Fit for Canoeing
    Four Components of Physical Fitness
    Flexibility In and Out of the Canoe
    Key Components of an Effective Training Program
    Cross-Training and Off-Season Training
    Nutrition
    Summary
    Canoes, Paddles, and Gear
    Canoes
    Paddles
    Personal Flotation Devices
    Personal and Safety Accessories
    Clothing
    Storing Your Gear
    Food and Water
    Summary
    Getting Ready to Paddle
    Planning a Trip
    Pre-Event Planning Meeting
    Day of the Trip
    Sharing the Waterways
    Canoe Etiquette and Ethics
    Summary
    Water Safety and Survival Skills
    Know Your Boating Abilities and the Waters
    Weather
    River Reading
    River Currents
    River Obstacles
    River Hazards
    Capsizing
    Cold-Water Safety and Survival Skills
    Rescue and Emergency Protocols
    Summary
    On the Water
    Canoeing Techniques, Strokes, and Maneuvers
    Getting Started
    Concepts of Paddling
    Basic Canoe Strokes
    Compound Strokes
    Customized Strokes
    Summary
    River Trips
    Canoeing on Moving Water
    River Maneuvers
    River Sense
    Vision, Scouting, and Decision Making
    River Trip Planning
    Summary
    Overnight Camping Skills
    Trip Planning for Canoe Camping
    Equipment
    Selecting a Campsite
    Setting Up Camp
    Breaking Camp
    Camping Safety
    Camping With Children
    Camping With Dogs
    Summary
    Pursuing Paddle Sports: Pass It On
    Use and Stewardship of Resources
    Limitations of Use
    Paddler Environmental Ethics
    Paddler Standard of Conduct
    Paddling Opportunities
    Summary
    Web Resources
    Success Checks
    Photo Credits
    About the Editors
    About the Contributors

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