Sea Kayaker's Savvy Paddler: More Than 500 Tips for Better Kayaking

Front Cover
McGraw Hill Professional, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 132 pages
500+ easy-to-digest tips for making sea kayaking safer and more enjoyable

Drawn in part from the popular "Tips" column appearing in Sea Kayaker magazine, SEA KAYAKER’S SAVVY PADDLER arms novice and expert paddlers alike with helpful, tested-and-refined-in-the-field advice. The tips and techniques are inventive, yet head-smackingly simple: for example, convert an old CD into a signal mirror; use a drinking straw to suck the air from bread bags to add days of freshness. These great ideas are complemented by practical discussions of such things as how to pack a kayak for a multi-day trip, lists of essential touring items, advice on choosing the best paddling boat or partner, recipes for quick meals on the water or in camp, and much more. Tips are organized into sections for ease of access:

* Major purchases
* Outfitting
* Navigation and safety
* Food, clothing and shelter
* Health and fitness

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Before You Go
Navigation and Safety

5 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Doug Alderson is a sea kayaking instructor, certified by the British Canoe Union and the Canadian Recreation Canoe Association. He teaches and guides year-round from his home base on Vancouver Island, where he also designs and builds boats.

Bibliographic information