The Wilderness Paddler's Handbook

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 1, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 284 pages
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This book by America's preeminent canoeing author combines evocative wilderness writing with nuts-and-bolts coverage of all practical aspects of canoe tripping. Alan Kesselheim uses the lessons he's learned first-hand over thousands of miles of wilderness paddling to create a context for conveying everything a new or experienced paddler can expect to encounter, on any type of water. Kesselheim's unsurpassed expertise­­gained by paddling under every condition imaginable­­speaks clearly to readers looking to acquaint themselves with the essentials of traveling by canoe. Helpful sidebars, interspersed throughout the book, provide step-by-step instructions on all critical considerations, such as how to plan, pack, equip, and modify a canoe for weekend or extended trips. The Wilderness Paddler's Handbook is surely a classic-in-the-making and must-reading for serious canoeists and outdoor book enthusiasts alike.

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART ONE FROM I DBA TO PUTIN 1 How Trips Get Born
7
Making a Trip Fit
14
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Alan Kesselheim is a contributing editor to Canoe & Kayak and has written for Backpacker, Outside, and Sports Afield, among many other leading magazines. He is also a columnist for Big Sky Journal and the author of six critically acclaimed books, including Threading the Currents, Water and Sky, Going Inside, and Silhouette on a Wide Land. His 10,000 miles of wilderness paddling have been accomplished alone, with groups, with his wife, Marypat, and with his three children from their infancy. He has complete two trips of more than a year's duration, including a 420-day expedition with Marypat across northern Canada.

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