By Alan S. Kesselheim
The barren region Paddler's Handbook bargains paddlers of any stripe Alan Kesselheim's own, attractive writing and his unsurpassed event. beneficial sidebars, interspersed in the course of the publication, offer step by step directions on all serious technical concerns. every thing a brand new or skilled paddler can anticipate to come across is incorporated, from journey making plans, selecting the best apparatus, and packing, to tenting, cooking, enhancing your boat, and working with stipulations on all kinds of water. no matter if it's find out how to choose the ideal companion, negotiate a tough fast, move solo, or deliver the whole family members, it's all the following during this pleasing, inspiring, and informative guide.
Alan Kesselheim has paddled hundreds of thousands of wasteland miles -- on my own, along with his spouse, Marypat, and along with his teenagers strapped into the canoe like infants in vehicle seats. He's paddled fast-moving rivers, windswept lakes, and quiet ponds. (One journey took him on a 13-month, 2000-mile trip from Grande Cache, Alberta, to Baker Lake within the Northwest Territories.) He's additionally one among North America's preeminent canoeing writers, and his hard-won reviews are hugely respected.
From the alternate Paperback edition.