Up the Creek: True Stories of Canoeists in Trouble

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 28, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Nothing drives home the importance of safety in the wilderness like real-life stories of what can happen when these issues are ignored, even for a moment. In Up the Creek, some of the most experienced canoeists in North America confess their mistakes in true tales of hypothermia, near-drowning, close encounters with rapids, and more.

  • Fifty stories grouped by theme--Live and Learn; Random Acts of Nature; The Choices People Make; and others
  • Introductory chapter outlines principles of canoeing safety and judgment
  • Closing chapter reinforces the lessons of each story

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CHAPTER z The Right Tool for the Right Job
Random Acts of Nature

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About the author (2004)

Doug McKown is former director of the canoeing program at the Banff National Army Cadet Camp. He is a certified canoe instructor and experienced canoe tripper living in Alberta, Canada.

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