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Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescue

Author : John Lull
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Sea kayaking newcomers and advanced paddlers will benefit from the skills, techniques and advice in this original handbook. Veteran sea kayaker John Lull has written the most comprehensive manual available on sea kayaking safety. Step-by-step descriptions of real-life scenarios and numerous illustrations teach fundamental techniques and how to anticipate and respond to potential hazards of open water paddling.

Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue

Author : Gordon Brown
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Following on from his hugely successful book Sea Kayak, Gordon Brown brings his vast experience and unique style to this latest publication Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue. Each chapter begins with a real-life incident which sets the scene and helps to emphasise what follows. The underlying principles are highlighted, practical lessons learnt and the hard skills explored in detail. Numerous colour photos complement and illustrate the text. This book is essential reading for any sea kayaker, and will be enjoyed and valued by both novice and experienced paddlers alike.

Sea Kayaker Magazine s Handbook of Safety and Resc

Author : Doug Alderson
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From two of Canada's premier sea kayaking instructors and the leading magazine of the sport comes the ideal book for any paddler wanting to venture safely beyond sheltered waters. This essential handbook shows how to understand weather, waves, and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.

Sea Kayak

Author : Gordon Brown
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This book is a modern guide to sea kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5 sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach. In this book Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler. This is a visually stunning book printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential modern manual for the sea kayaker.

Whitewater Safety and Rescue

Author : Franco Ferrero
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Essential knowledge for every recreational paddler and professional river guide

Sea Kayaking

Author : Dan Henderson
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* Features 130 demonstrative photographs and 30 charts and illustrations * Written by a veteran paddling coach and expert in kayak stroke efficiency * Advice from expert contributors throughout adds full range of experience The latest addition to the award-winning Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series, Sea Kayaking: Basic Skills to Advanced Paddling Techniques, offers authoritative advice for paddlers of all levels, from beginners considering their first gear purchase to competitive kayakers looking to perfect their forward stroke. As a longtime paddling professional and National Team coach, author Dan Henderson draws from a lifetime of personal experience, teaching, and his academic research in exercise science to instruct readers on everything they need to know to get out on the water, including: * Gear -- how to pick the right kayak for your body size, skill level, and lifestyle * Foundations of safety, how to plan and prepare, and must-know advice for assisted and self-rescue * Basic paddling styles to advanced techniques (side slipping, edging, bracing) * Techniques for a range of conditions caused by wind, waves, currents, swells, and more * Expedition planning and camping * Getting the most out of kayaking for fitness “Dan’s participation in paddlesports is celebrated by a lifetime of contribution to the sport, friendships that span the globe and professional success across all disciplines of paddling. The opportunity to learn from Dan’s experience will only add to your enjoyment and success in the sport.” -- Joe Jacobi, Chief Executive Officer USA Canoe/Kayak

Sea Kayaker Magazine s Handbook of Safety and Rescue

Author : Doug Alderson
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From two of Canada's premier sea kayaking instructors and the leading magazine of the sport comes the ideal book for any paddler wanting to venture safely beyond sheltered waters. This essential handbook shows how to understand weather, waves, and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.

Sea Kayaking

Author : John Dowd
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Still regarded as “the bible” for both new and experienced kayakers after more than thirty years in print, Sea Kayaking covers the basics of equipment and technique, including types of paddles and strokes, as well as such essential skills as how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate with and without GPS and how to travel with a group. Drawing on his many years of experience paddling in all climates, John Dowd presents practical advice on dealing with potential hazards (from surf to sea ice to sharks), carrying out rescues and planning for long-distance expeditions. New for this edition are hints about digital technologies for planning and navigating while kayak touring as well as lots of tips for outfitting boats, adapting equipment and finessing fishing technique while kayak angling—whether casting and jigging for fun on a day trip or trolling for dinner on a longer expedition. Also fully updated are the sections on managing risk and the inspiring stories of adventure, including Freya Hoffmeister’s record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia and Japanese paddlers’ increasingly challenging trips around the islands and beyond. As a sport, sea kayaking continues to evolve. Once the sport of a very few long-distance paddlers embarking on international expeditions, then the recreational pursuit of many weekend tourers, sea kayaking is now popular with many day trippers as well. As more and more paddlers take to the water—for the day, the weekend or many months, this classic guide continues to be required reading for those seeking adventure on the open ocean.

White Water Safety and Rescue

Author : Franco Ferrero
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White water safety and rescue for canoeists, kayakers and rafters. A completely revised new edition now in full colour throughout. You can find presentation resources of the photos and illustrations below. The writing of this book started when I tried to put some notes together as course notes for the safety and rescue courses I was running at Plas y Brenin. It soon became clear what a huge topic it is and in sheer frustration I explained to a friend that I would have to write a book to cover it properly. His answer was, "Why don't you?" This is the result. I hope you find it enjoyable and informative. What's new in the 2nd Edition? Full colour and new photos throughout. The text has been completely revised and numerous small but significant improvements have been made. The principles of safety and rescue have been unified and the mneumonic CLAP adopted. This is to make it easier to remember them and fall in line with current practice in the teaching of white water safety. The rescue section has been reorganized to fit in more closely with the TRTTG 'low to high risk' model. The rafting sections have been completely rewritten by Geraint Rowlands. The chapter 'Planning a Descent' has been extended to cover factors to be considered when travelling abroad. One-handed signals as used by Paul O'Sullivan in his chapter in the BCU Canoe and Kayak Handbook have been adopted.

Canoeing Safety and Rescue

Author : Doug McKown
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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.

Sea Kayaker s More Deep Trouble

Author : Christopher Cunningham
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29 STORIES THAT ILLUSTRATE WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN SAFETY IS LEFT ON SHORE Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble was a bestselling warning to kayakers: Do not let ignorance or arrogance get you hurt or even killed. Thousands heeded Deep Trouble's tales of tragedy; but even with the benefits of evolving technology and more safety options, kayakers still fall prey to human error. To renew the cautious attitude of seasoned paddlers and to instill safe practices in kayaking newbies, Sea Kayaker's More Deep Trouble presents more stories of kayaking trials, rescues, and tragedy. In these 29 stories collected from Sea Kayaker magazine, survivors and witnesses tell of their experiences with the dangers and risks of kayaking. You will feel the cold rush of water when paddlers fall in, the panic they feel when they do not know how to rescue themselves, and the anxiousness of loved ones waiting to hear any news. You will learn how whale watching could cost you your life, how life-saving electronics are only as good as the batteries you have in them, and how a float plan can initiate a timely search and rescue. End-of-story Lessons Learned summaries suggest what to do if you find yourself in similar unfortunate situations. Read these tales, understand the lessons learned in these incidents, and respect the advice given as you take your next kayaking adventure. This tome of danger and survival may ultimately save your life.

Green Teacher

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Complete Folding Kayaker Second Edition

Author : Ralph Diaz
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Most kayakers paddle a boat with a rigid hull. Yet a distinct group of enthusiasts paddle “foldables”, portable kayaks that can be assembled and disassembled in minutes, packed in a backpack and carried by plane, train or car just about anywhere. Foldable kayaks are more seaworthy, more durable, more versatile, easier to maintain, and more stable than hardshell kayaks. This new edition of Complete Folding Kayaker is both updated and enhanced. The best source of information on portable kayaks available.

The Action Guide to Britain

Author : Rupert Isaacson
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Canoe Kayak

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The Complete Sea Kayaker s Handbook

Author : Shelley Johnson
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The Complete Sea Kayaker’s Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the full sea kayaking spectrum, bringing a fresh approach and a dynamic voice to the subject. Author of the critically acclaimed Sea Kayaking: A Woman’s Guide, Shelley Johnson covers all the bases for beginning to advanced sea kayakers. It’s all here, from selecting the right kayak and gear to preparing and making an extended tour, mastering the strokes, rolls, and exit techniques; navigating; and much more.

NOLS Wilderness First Aid

Author : Tod Schimelpfenig
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This time-tested reference has taught thousands of NOLS students and everyday hikers the essentials of wilderness treatment and has become a standard in its field. This edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with the latest medical protocols for wilderness treatment and evacuation. A new chapter on leadership skills is unique among texts on the subject. Specific information has also been added on patient assessment, cold injuries, eye injuries, gender-specific conditions, asthma, pneumonia, and unconscious states.

Bibliography of Nautical Books

Author : Alan Obin
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This is the 15th annual edition of the Bibliography of Nautical Books, a reference guide to over 14,000 nautical publications. It deals specifically with the year 2000.

Guide to the Connecticut Shore

Author : Doe Boyle
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The Connecticut Shore's attractions extend far beyond its beaches, as you'll discover in this ultimate reference to the state's coastal communities. Heavily urbanized in some parts and pristinely rural in others, the Connecticut shoreline includes a world-famous university, fishing villages, lighthouses, museums, and historic homes. Use this completely updated guide to find seafood restaurants, beautiful beaches, parks and nature preserves, antiquing, shopping, campgrounds, cottage rentals, seaside inns, boating excursions, charters, eco-cruises, public boat launches, carousels, amusement areas, and places for family fun. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 288 pages, map)

Family Adventures

Author : Christine Loomis
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Fodor's Family Adventures 3rd ed.Want to trek with llamas in Oregon? Bicycle along the Maine coast? Houseboat on the Erie Canal or the mighty Mississippi? This complete guide to family adventure travel lists more than 200 family-friendly outfitters who make it easy to travel safely and comfortably with even the youngest children. There are terrific trips for everyone from infants to teens and for any time of year . You'll find options throughout the United States and Canada (and some farther afield). Each chapter focuses on one of 22 great activities and is packed with the best trips: Archaeology AdventuresBikingCanoeingCattle DrivesCovered Wagon AdventuresCross-Country SkiingDigging for Dinosaur Bones and Other FossilsDogsleddingFishingHiking and BackpackingHorse PackingHouseboatingKayakingNative American ExperiencesRaftingRanchesRock ClimbingRV AdventuresSailingSnorkeling and DivingTrekking with Llamas and BurrosWildlife Encounters "Family Adventures gives parents -- and grandparents -- on-targetadvice for selecting the perfect trip. Icons show the youngest age each outfitter accepts. An appendix lists sports, activities, and outfitters in each state.