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Paddle Your Own Kayak: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Kayaking, Paperback / softback Book

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


Gary and Joanie McGuffin's Paddle Your Own Canoe set a new standard for paddling instruction books.

In this companion title, they use the same model for the art of kayaking.

They offer expert, step-bystep instructions on all of the sport's essential techniques.

They discuss the kayak's Inuit history, types of kayaking, recommended kayak sizes and shapes, and proper gear and clothing.

Illustrated with more than 600 colour photographs and illustrations, Paddle Your Own Kayak is designed for both seasoned and novice kayakers, offering guidance on: Balancing the body; Strokes and maneuvers; Paddling fundamentals; Recoveries and rescues; Carrying and launching; Weather and water conditions techniques; 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 600 colour photos and illus
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Canoeing & kayaking
  • ISBN: 9781770850125

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