Easykayaking Basics

Easykayaking Basics

A Paddling Handbook for the Pacific Northwest

Book - 2004
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It's fun, good exercise, a great way to get close to nature and easy to learn - no wonder kayaking is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world.But the new enthusiast faces a daunting array of questions and choices. What kind of kayak is right for me, how big should it be and how much will it cost? What do I wear? What kind of food do I bring? And just how do I stay right side up, anyway? Easykayaking Basics answers these questions and many more. From craft selection to paddling technique to navigation to safety gear, veteran kayakers Gary Backlund and Paul Grey offer advice and share secrets drawn from decades of experience and hundreds of expeditions. As with their acclaimed guidebooks, Easykayaker: A Guide to Laid-back Vancouver Island Paddling and Kayaking Vancouver Island: Great Trips from Port Hardy to Victoria , the authors combine clear, concise instruction with warm and humorous accounts of their own paddling adventures. Photographs and line drawings illustrate every aspect of the sport.
Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C. : Harbour Pub., 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781550173093
Branch Call Number: 797.1224 BAC 2004 22
Characteristics: 167 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Grey, Paul
Alternative Title: Easy kayaking basics


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Jan 21, 2017

This is very basic, which is perfect for me, as I've only been in a kayak twice at this point. I appreciate that the book is Canadian and even more so that it's specific to my end of the country. The companies suggested to buy from or that have great products are almost all local, and as I like to buy local, this was a welcome aspect to the book.
While this is a new outdoor sport, it is not my first outdoor recreation and the wild camping, be nice to the animals section was not required, nonetheless, I think it's a great part of the education this book provides, this stuff needs to be known to everyone.
All in all, a good introduction to kayaking.

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