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Canoeing

ISBN-10: 0736067159

ISBN-13: 9780736067157

Edition: 2008

Authors: Pamela S. Dillon, Jeremy Oyen, American Canoe Association Staff, Pamela Dillon

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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 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.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication date: 4/21/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

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