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Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Rescue

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ISBN-10: 0071388907

ISBN-13: 9780071388900

Edition: 2003

Authors: Doug Alderson, Michael Pardy, Sea Kayaker magazine Staff

List price: $17.00
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From two of Canada's premier sea kayaking instructors and the leading magazine of the sport comes this essential handbook, showing how to understand weather, waves and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Doug Alderson is the author of several books, including "Waters Less Traveled: Exploring Florida's Big Bend Coast" (University Press of Florida 2005), "The Vision Keepers: Walking for Native Americans and the Earth" (Quest Books 2007), "New Dawn for the Kissimmee River: Orlando to Okeechobee by Kayak" (University Press of Florida, 2009), and "Encounters with Florida's Endangered Wildlife" (University Press of Florida, 2010). Additionally, his articles and photographs have been featured in magazines such as Sea Kayaker, Coast and Kayak, Wildlife Conservation, American Forests, Sierra and Mother Earth News. He has won several state and national awards for his books and magazine features. Log…    

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Judgment and Safety
Judgment
Decision Making
Safety and Risk
Leadership
Health and Fitness
Fueling a Human-Powered Craft
Power and Endurance
Medical Conditions
Environment
Weather Systems
Personalized Weather Forecast
Local Weather Effects
Waves
Tides and Currents
Local Wave Effects
Forecasting Sea State
Campsites
Safety and Rescue Gear
How to Choose Gear
Kayak Safety Features
Paddling Gear
Paddling Clothing
Rescue Gear
Communication Gear
Additional Safety and Rescue Aids
Paddling Technique
Adequate Reserves
Skills
Forward Stroke
Brace Strokes
Paddling in Wind and Waves
Paddling in Tidal Current
Paddling in Rough Seas
Navigation
Tools for Navigation
Publications
Aids to Navigation
Dead Reckoning
Piloting
Navigating through Tidal Currents
Communicating Your Position
Tripping
Paddler's Logbook
Trip Planning
The Trip
Trip Reflection
Self Rescue
Rolling
The Wet Exit
Solo Reentry
Getting the Water Out
Assisted Rescue
Bow Rescue
Assisted Reentry
Getting the Water Out
Towing
Keeping Together during a Rescue
Damage to the Kayak
Guidelines for Effective Rescue
Rescue Decisions
Rescue Priorities
Appendix
Mental Shorthand for Decision Making
Environment and Paddling Levels
Float Plan
Lines and Knots
Kits for Kayaking
Beaufort Scale
Glossary
Resources
Index