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Paddle Your Own Canoe: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing - The Trip Shed

Paddle Your Own Canoe: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing

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Now available in paperback: the most comprehensive canoeing technique book available, designed for both beginner and seasoned canoeists and endorsed by both the American Canoe Assoc and the Canadian Recreational Canoe Assoc.

The most comprehensive canoeing techniques book ever is now available for the first time in paperback.

Illustrated with 600 full-color photographs, this wide-ranging book is designed with both beginner and seasoned canoeists in mind. Gary & Joanie McGuffin, North America's most celebrated canoeing couple, discuss issues rarely covered in other how-to guides, such as developing fitness and balance.

The book offers first-hand, experience-based instruction on outfitting, reading the river, paddling strokes for all flatwater and whitewater conditions, advanced turns and maneuvers, portaging, safety and rescue techniques - even how to tie a canoe on your vehicle.

Recommended by both the American Canoe Association and Paddle Canada, Paddle Your Own Canoe features:

  • Canoeist's vocabulary
  • Selecting the right canoe
  • Selecting the right paddle
  • Portaging techniques
  • Self-rescue techniques
  • Solo whitewater spins
  • Complete flatwater techniques
  • Complete whitewater techniques