Complete Sea Kayak Touring


Author: Jonathan Hanson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071461283
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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Written by the 1997 National Outdoor Book Award winner, a veteran kayaking instructor and guide Complete update of a top-selling guide "Strongly recommended" by the Folding Kayaker newsletter Kayaking is the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. boating market

Sea Kayaking

The Classic Manual for Touring, from Day Trips to Major Expeditions
Author: John Dowd
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771641444
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 1651
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Still regarded as “the bible” for both new and experienced kayakers after more than thirty years in print, Sea Kayaking covers the basics of equipment and technique, including types of paddles and strokes, as well as such essential skills as how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate with and without GPS and how to travel with a group. Drawing on his many years of experience paddling in all climates, John Dowd presents practical advice on dealing with potential hazards (from surf to sea ice to sharks), carrying out rescues and planning for long-distance expeditions. New for this edition are hints about digital technologies for planning and navigating while kayak touring as well as lots of tips for outfitting boats, adapting equipment and finessing fishing technique while kayak angling—whether casting and jigging for fun on a day trip or trolling for dinner on a longer expedition. Also fully updated are the sections on managing risk and the inspiring stories of adventure, including Freya Hoffmeister’s record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia and Japanese paddlers’ increasingly challenging trips around the islands and beyond. As a sport, sea kayaking continues to evolve. Once the sport of a very few long-distance paddlers embarking on international expeditions, then the recreational pursuit of many weekend tourers, sea kayaking is now popular with many day trippers as well. As more and more paddlers take to the water—for the day, the weekend or many months, this classic guide continues to be required reading for those seeking adventure on the open ocean.

KAYAK DE MAR. Guía esencial sobre las técnicas y el equipamiento (Color)


Author: Johan Loots
Publisher: Editorial Paidotribo
ISBN: 9788480195126
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
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La intencion al escribir este libro ha sido motivar al lector para que se introduzca en este fascinante mundo de la tecnica y equipamiento en la practica de Kayak.

The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook


Author: Shelley Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071362108
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 307
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The Complete Sea Kayaker’s Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the full sea kayaking spectrum, bringing a fresh approach and a dynamic voice to the subject. Author of the critically acclaimed Sea Kayaking: A Woman’s Guide, Shelley Johnson covers all the bases for beginning to advanced sea kayakers. It’s all here, from selecting the right kayak and gear to preparing and making an extended tour, mastering the strokes, rolls, and exit techniques; navigating; and much more.

Sea Kayaker's Pocket Guide


Author: Shelley Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071375283
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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Written by a nationally recognized kayaking instructor, this pocket guide provides paddlers with quick, concise answers and no-frills advice on how to deal with more than 100 situations they will likely encounter at some point, regardless of experience. 100 illustrations.

Sea Kayak Paddling Through History

Vancouver & Victoria
Author: Aileen Stalker,Andrew Nolan
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781894765572
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 188
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"If the first person who lands gets to name the spot, Vancouver should be called Snauq for the First Nations village that was in the Kitsilano area or Khwaykhway (whoi-whoi) for the village in Stanley Park. . . ."Experience inner-city paddling with a guide that tells the story of BC's biggest city from water level. Explore history with the tales behind the people, bridges, lighthouses, museums and watercraft that come to life in this guide, which also includes a section on Victoria. Paddling through History explains place names, geology and other highlights, and is illustrated with maps and photos.

KAYAKISTA DE MAR, EL. Guía completa para el palista en mar abierto.


Author: David Seidman
Publisher: Editorial Paidotribo
ISBN: 8480198648
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Con los conocimientos que ofrece El kayakista de mar podrá adquirir las destrezas para que la navegación en kayak por mar sea satisfactoria y placentera. El libro presenta, en un formato progresivo, desde un cursillo para principiantes hasta las técnicas avanzadas. El autor le introduce paso a paso en el mundo del kayak para adquirir las técnicas y aspectos específicos de este deporte. Asimismo, una vez que esté listo para abandonar el refugio de su cala favorita, hallará la información sobre navegación y derrotas con viento, mal tiempo, niebla, mareas, corrientes, tráfico marítimo y el paleo nocturno. También explica como cuidar del cuerpo con técnicas de calentamiento, así como medios para evitar mareos, hipotermia y tendinitis. Por último se ofrece una sección ampliada para palistas y sus familiares y para palistas discapacitados.

Basic Illustrated Kayaking


Author: FalconGuides
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493012207
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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For a generation, the Basic Illustrated series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books tell you what you need to know. Basic Illustrated Kayaking Basic Illustrated Kayaking includes a buying guide to kayak design, kayak features, accessories, and gear so the reader can decide the kind of kayak that is right for him or her. The book is packed with step-by-step information on transporting, launching and landing, basic and advanced strokes, techniques, navigation, rescues, and expedition planning. It focuses on recreational (flatwater) kayaking, providing step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos.

Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide


Author: Shelley Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070329553
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
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Offers tips on boat parts, paddle strokes, exiting, equipment, navigation, and kayaking techniques

Kayak Touring and Camping


Author: Cecil Kuhne
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811728430
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 166
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A guide to conducting safe and successful kayak expeditions discusses equipment and supplies, paddling techniques, navigating river hazards, planning a trip, and handling different weather and water conditions

Kayak Touring


Author: David Harrison
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811727211
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 60
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TheCanoe & Kayak Techniques Series are concise, illustrated guides compiled from Canoe & Kayak magazine. This volume contains: launching and landing in surf, navigating through wind and waves, strokes for long-distance paddling, staying on course in blind crossings, packing and equipping sea kayaks.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Canoeing And Kayaking


Author: Canoe and Kayak Magazine,Dennis Stuhaug
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696233
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
View: 773
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Don't get caught without a paddle... Filled with nearly 100 photos and illustrations, this must-have guide-written by the foremost paddlesports experts-gives the aspiring canoe or kayak adventurer everything he or she needs to know before taking the plunge. Inside, discover how to choose between buying a canoe or a kayak, understand paddling techniques and strokes, and find out how to plan a trip and choose an outfitter or guide.

Sea Kayaking Northern California


Author: Demece Garepis
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070405967
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 199
View: 7751
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A complete guide to touring Northern California by kayak, with suggested ocean, bay, and lake trips. Includes all you need to know: regional weather and waters, navigation and rules of the road, trip ratings for difficulty and time, campsites, and much more. Maps and an excellent bibliography are also included.

Bug Out

The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late
Author: Scott B. Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 156975831X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 317
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WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out shows you how to be ready at a second's notice. • Create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there. • Pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first 72 hours. • Find food, water and other necessities outside of civilization. Floods. Hurricanes. Pandemics. Earthquakes. Blizzards. Tsunamis. Wildfires. Riots. Bug Out includes detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the U.S.: • The Pacific Coast • The Rocky Mountains • The Desert Southwest • The Heartland • The Lakes and Big Woods of the North • The Gulf Coast • The Appalachians • The Atlantic Coast

Sit-on-top Kayak

A Beginner's Manual
Author: Derek Hairon
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095027
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 88
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A complete beginner's guide to the sit-on-top kayak. Sit- on-top kayaking is fun and easy to learn. Anyone can do it! Paddlers, newcomers and those curious about the sport will find all the answers to their questions in this book. Using colour photos and clear descriptions, this book is the perfect introduction to sit-on-top kayaking. Choosing the right kayak, how to store and transport it, how to get the most fun out of your boat and how to stay safe whilst doing so are explored in detail. Snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving are some of the other activities that benefit from using sit-on-tops and these are also covered.

Great Glen Canoe Trail

A Complete Guide to Scotland's First Formal Canoe Trail
Author: Donald McPherson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906095314
Category: Canoes and canoeing
Page: 96
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The guide is an essential resource to help you plan your paddling journey through the Great Glen across Scotland. As well as the calm waters of the Caledonian Canal there are the challenging open waters of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness. Here you will find advice on how to deal with the conditions as well as food, equipment, safety, communication and rescue. The best craft for the adventure are open canoes, sea kayaks or touring kayaks. There is advice on choosing the right craft, loading it, and the best ways of carrying it over portages. The coast to coast route can normally be completed in three to five days. We have split the route into a five day expedition and each day is described in detail, including camping and other forms of accommodation. There are also numerous single day options and, for the more advanced paddlers, suggested routes that link stretches of river with lochs and canal sections.

Adventure Kayaking: Big Sur to San Diego

Trips from Big Sur to San Diego
Author: Robert Mohle
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899972241
Category: Travel
Page: 282
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A guide to 52 trips that have been selected by the author as the area's best kayaking spots. Choose from a wide variety of adventures, from day-long paddling expeditions along the spectacular Big Sur coast, to scenic tours of san Diego's historic harbor. Also journey out to the unique Channel Islands to explore mysterious sea caves or venture inland to catcha glimpse of the fascinating wildlife at some of the lakes and rivers of Southern California.

New Zealand

The Complete Guide to the Country Roads, Charming Cities, Alps and Fjordlands
Author: N.A
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 9780679036128
Category: New Zealand
Page: 205
View: 6540
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""Fodor's can't be beat."" -- Gannett News Service ""An admirable blend of the cultural and the practical. "" -- Washington Post Experienced and first-time travelers alike rely on Fodor's Gold Guides for rich, reliable coverage the world over. Completely up-to-date, Fodor's Gold Guides are essential tools for any kind of traveler. If you only have room for one guide, this is the guide for you. The best guide to New Zealand, packed with essentials Glaciers, geysers, and rainforests, plus limestone caves, secluded beaches, and island-strewn seascapes All the incredible hiking, cycling, trout and deep-sea fishing, horse-trekking, sea-kayaking, flightseeing, and birding Maori life, historic towns, great wineries, glorious gardens Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Waterside bistros, friendly country pubs, winery restaurants, cozy cafes, Maori feasts, homey vegetarian haunts Luxury sporting lodges, mountainside cabins, warm and welcoming B&Bs, hotels from simple to splendid Accurate, up-to-date, from the most reliable writers Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents, including "Cuisine's food and wine writer, Vic Williams 17 pages of maps, vacation itineraries, and more Important contacts, smart travel tips - Fodor's Choice - What's Where - Pleasures and Pastimes - Festivals - Adventure vacations - Background essays, further reading, videos to watch - Complete index

Guía del observador de nubes


Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Salamandra
ISBN: 9788498381306
Category: Science
Page: 320
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¡Qué aburrida sería la vida si tuviéramos que sufrir monótonos cielos despejados día tras día! Según mantiene este insólito libro, primera publicación oficial de la Sociedad de Apreciación de las Nubes, dedicar unos minutos cada día a observar las nubes puede convertirse en una gran fuente de placer. En palabras del autor, «nada en la naturaleza puede competir con la variedad y el dramatismo de las nubes; nada está a la altura de su belleza sublime y efímera». Sus ideas principales se articulan en un breve y genial manifiesto: creemos que las nubes tienen, injustamente, mala reputación, y la vida sería incomparablemente más pobre sin ellas. Por ello, lucharemos contra la obligada preferencia por los cielos azules. La Guía del observador de nubes combina curiosidades, anécdotas y datos científicos, así como pinceladas sobre la relación de las nubes con la literatura, la iconografía religiosa o la mitología. No es un tratado meteorológico, aunque contiene información abundante, pues conocer las razones científicas de algo nos ayuda a disfrutarlo. En último término, esta guía supone la apasionada celebración de un pasatiempo despreocupado pero intensamente vital.

Scottish Canoe Classics

Twenty Five Great Canoe and Kayak Trips
Author: Eddie Palmer
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 9780954706197
Category: Canoes and canoeing
Page: 158
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An illustrated guide to some of the finest tours of Scotland's waterways. Wild lochs, placid canals and broad rivers, as they can only be seen from a canoe or kayak. Eddie has chosen his favourite twenty-five inland touring routes and described them in great detail. The routes are beautifully illustrated with numerous colour photos and maps. The selected routes are suitable for open canoes, sit-on-tops and touring kayaks. Many of them can be tackled as a single voyage or a series of day trips, with campsites en route. The journeys are all accessible but highly varied, taking place on inland lochs, sheltered sea lochs and rivers (of an easy nature, up to grade two). A wonderful book for planning voyages and inspiring dreams, or sharing your experiences with others.