|The Wilderness Paddler's Handbook offers
paddlers of any stripe Alan Kesselheim's personal, engaging writing and his
unsurpassed experience. Helpful sidebars, interspersed throughout the book,
provide step-by-step instructions on all critical technical considerations.
Everything a new or experienced paddler can expect to encounter is included,
from trip planning, choosing the right gear, and packing, to camping, cooking,
modifying your boat, and dealing with conditions on every kind of water.
Whether it's how to pick the right partner, negotiate a tricky rapid, go solo,
or bring the entire family, it's all here in this entertaining, inspiring, and
"Alan Kesselheim is a master of the paddle and the pen.
Here's the best of Kesselheim: wit, wilderness savvy, and a boat-full of sound
advice." - Larry Rice, contributing editor, Canoe Kayak
"Alan Kesselheim's mix of paddling experiences and
superb writing skills make him ideally suited to dispense this highly personal
and entertaining look at the how-tos of canoe tripping." - Michael Peake,
editor, Che-Mun: The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing