Canoeing Safety & Rescue
Essential reading for anyone involved in river or lake paddling, this manual discusses all aspects of canoe safety: how to develop safe canoe habits, concise step-by-step descriptions of how to manage rescues, and how to choose appropriate rescue techniques and equipment. Although aimed at the recreational paddler, this manual is also a must-have for canoe guides, outdoor program leaders and summer camp operators.
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Planning for a Safe Trip
The Rescue Plan
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