Canoeing Wild Rivers: The 30th Anniversary Guide to Expedition Canoeing in North America

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Rowman & Littlefield, Mar 1, 2015 - Sports & Recreation - 360 pages
The 30th Anniversary Edition of the classic Expedition Canoeinghas long been considered the premier guide to canoeing and exploring North America's waterways. This thirtieth-anniversary edition expertly details everything you need to know about paddling the continent's wild rivers.

Outdoors writer and wilderness canoe guide Cliff Jacobson draws on his thirty-plus years of river running to give you sound advice, fresh new ideas, and advanced techniques for canoeing in the wilderness. Completely updated and revised, inside you'll find dozens of full-color photos, how-to illustrations, source charts, canoeing and camping tricks, a chapter full of hard-won advice from more than twenty-five of Jacobson's fellow canoeing experts, and a brand new chapter devoted to paddling desert and swamp rivers.

Look inside to find:
  • How to pick a crew
  • Route and trip planning
  • Canoeing and camping gear
  • Navigating by map, compass, and GPS
  • How to deal with dangerous bears
  • Canoe hazards and rescue
  • Barren-land travel
  • Preparation and skills are everything when canoeing wild rivers. Take along this guide on all of your canoeing adventures.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 A Time for Reflection
2
2 Researching a River
5
3 Picking a Crew
20
4 Loose Threads
28
5 The WildRiver Canoe
39
6 Outfitting and Customizing Your Canoe
66
7 Covers Arent Just for Whitewater
79
16 Commercial Carriers and the Long Drive
208
17 Hazards and Rescue
224
18 Barrenland Travel
244
19 Desert and Tropical River Canoeing
257
20 Some Interesting Modern Canoe Trips
267
21 Mending the Tears
285
22 Advice from the Experts
299
23 A Plea for Conscience
312

8 Gearing Up
87
9 The Art of Packing
115
10 Canoe Tents Are Different
127
11 The Recipe
135
12 The Experts Edge
152
13 Navigating With Map Compass and GPS
178
14 Portaging
193
15 The Joy of Solo Canoeing
199
Addresses
313
Books and Publications
326
Equipment List
327
The Medical Kit
330
Temperature Chart
333
Index
334
About the Author
339
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About the author (2015)

Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is a canoeing consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on camping and canoeing. He lives in River Falls, Wisconsin.

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