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Paddle Your Own Kayak: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Kayaking

Paddle Your Own Kayak: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Kayaking    
Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55046-464-1
Pages 208
Language English only
Price $34.95
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Written by Gary and Joanie McGuffin.
Published by Boston Mills Press, 2008.


Gary and Joanie McGuffin are stars in the paddling world, well known for their wilderness expeditions as well as for their conservation efforts. In Paddle Your Own Kayak, the McGuffins discuss the kayak’s Inuit history, types of kayaking, recommended kayak sizes and shapes, and proper gear and clothing. They also offer expert, step-by-step instructions on all of the sport’s essential techniques.

Illustrated with more than 600 color photographs and illustrations, Paddle Your Own Kayak is designed for both seasoned and novice kayaker, offering guidance on:
  • Balancing the body
  • Strokes and manoeuvres
  • Paddling fundamentals
  • Recoveries and rescues
  • Carrying and launching your own kayak
  • Weather and water conditions
  • Staying centred
  • Navigation methods.
A special section on kayak camping provides good advice on what to look for in a destination, how to select a site, packing your kayak, setting up tents and shelters, meal preparation, water filtration, first aid and much more.

Also by Gary and Joanie McGuffin:
Where Rivers Run: A 6,000-Mile Exploration of Canada by Canoe

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