Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Resc


Author: Doug Alderson,Doug Alderson Michael Pardy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071435628
Category:
Page: 199
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From two of Canada's premier sea kayaking instructors and the leading magazine of the sport comes the ideal book for any paddler wanting to venture safely beyond sheltered waters. This essential handbook shows how to understand weather, waves, and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.

Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Rescue


Author: Doug Alderson,Michael Pardy
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071388900
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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From two of Canada's premier sea kayaking instructors and the leading magazine of the sport comes the ideal book for any paddler wanting to venture safely beyond sheltered waters. This essential handbook shows how to understand weather, waves, and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.

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: 8402
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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.

Sea Kayaking

Basic Skills, Paddling Techniques, and Expedition Planning
Author: Dan Henderson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853452
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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* Features 130 demonstrative photographs and 30 charts and illustrations * Written by a veteran paddling coach and expert in kayak stroke efficiency * Advice from expert contributors throughout adds full range of experience The latest addition to the award-winning Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series, Sea Kayaking: Basic Skills to Advanced Paddling Techniques, offers authoritative advice for paddlers of all levels, from beginners considering their first gear purchase to competitive kayakers looking to perfect their forward stroke. As a longtime paddling professional and National Team coach, author Dan Henderson draws from a lifetime of personal experience, teaching, and his academic research in exercise science to instruct readers on everything they need to know to get out on the water, including: * Gear -- how to pick the right kayak for your body size, skill level, and lifestyle * Foundations of safety, how to plan and prepare, and must-know advice for assisted and self-rescue * Basic paddling styles to advanced techniques (side slipping, edging, bracing) * Techniques for a range of conditions caused by wind, waves, currents, swells, and more * Expedition planning and camping * Getting the most out of kayaking for fitness “Dan’s participation in paddlesports is celebrated by a lifetime of contribution to the sport, friendships that span the globe and professional success across all disciplines of paddling. The opportunity to learn from Dan’s experience will only add to your enjoyment and success in the sport.” -- Joe Jacobi, Chief Executive Officer USA Canoe/Kayak

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.

Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescue

From mild to wild, the essential guide for beginners through experts
Author: John Lull
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975474
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 284
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The most comprehensive manual on how to kayak safely in a wide variety of sea environments--from inland waterways to ocean rock gardens, tide rips, surf zones, and the open ocean. Aimed at beginners through experienced kayakers, this book describes how to deal with hazards, not just avoid them, using real-life, extensively tested techniques proven to work. You'll learn fundamental skills for recovery and rescue, and master safe paddling techniques in ocean conditions. Numerous photos accompany step-by-step descriptions of the Eskimo roll, towing methods, self- and partner-rescues, backup strategies, and group dynamics. The second edition has a fresh chapter on fine-tuning your strokes, which will significantly increase kayaking fun and safety.

Sea Kayaker's More Deep Trouble


Author: Christopher Cunningham
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007177985X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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29 STORIES THAT ILLUSTRATE WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN SAFETY IS LEFT ON SHORE Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble was a bestselling warning to kayakers: Do not let ignorance or arrogance get you hurt or even killed. Thousands heeded Deep Trouble's tales of tragedy; but even with the benefits of evolving technology and more safety options, kayakers still fall prey to human error. To renew the cautious attitude of seasoned paddlers and to instill safe practices in kayaking newbies, Sea Kayaker's More Deep Trouble presents more stories of kayaking trials, rescues, and tragedy. In these 29 stories collected from Sea Kayaker magazine, survivors and witnesses tell of their experiences with the dangers and risks of kayaking. You will feel the cold rush of water when paddlers fall in, the panic they feel when they do not know how to rescue themselves, and the anxiousness of loved ones waiting to hear any news. You will learn how whale watching could cost you your life, how life-saving electronics are only as good as the batteries you have in them, and how a float plan can initiate a timely search and rescue. End-of-story Lessons Learned summaries suggest what to do if you find yourself in similar unfortunate situations. Read these tales, understand the lessons learned in these incidents, and respect the advice given as you take your next kayaking adventure. This tome of danger and survival may ultimately save your life.

The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition


Author: Shelley Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071748717
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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"...Her writing is clear and concise, sprinkled with bits of humor and many tips gleamed from her years working as a kayak instructor, guide and outfitter." --Sea Kayaker Magazine The first edition of The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook received immediate acclaim with its selection as the Best Outdoor Instructional Book by the National Outdoor Book Award group. Now this book boasts 352 pages with changes throughout to reflect the growth of kayaking as a sport. This book is your first step to adventure on the water, with everything you need to know, from buying a kayak to dressing for the water. Updates include: New photos throughout showing new boats, equipment, stretching, and repair techniques A new section on used boats and how to shop for them Expanded sections on: boat materials section to include the newer laminates; buying a new kayak; use of GPS for navigation; family paddling; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff to include more retrofit and repair information on a wider range of boat and paddle material Improvements in materials and more data on hypothermia; Changes in safety technique descriptions reflecting the new equipment on the market information on stretching, proper posture in a kayak, and easy modifications to kayak seats for more comfortable paddling Topics include: Getting Ready; Kayaks; Accessories and Clothing; Getting to Know Your Kayak; Controlling Your Kayak; Getting Into and Out of the Water; Real Life Paddling; Finding Your Way: Kayak Navigation; Trip Logistics; Group safety; Kayak Camping; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff

Die glücklichen Inseln Ozeaniens.


Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423202244
Category:
Page: 718
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Kayaking Manual

The essential guide to all kinds of kayaking
Author: Bill Mattos
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857332561
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
View: 8046
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This is a modern illustrated how-to guide to kayaking, with authoritative information for beginners as well as the experienced paddler, all delivered with humor and enthusiasm. Presented in color with easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographic sequences and inspirational action images, this manual covers everything from flat water through to ocean paddling, white water and surfing. The book also explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of kayaking and, of course, the boats and paddles themselves, as well as weather, hydrodynamics, safety and rescue.

Canoeing


Author: Laurie Gullion
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780873224437
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 146
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Includes instruction in basic skills, choosing the right equipment, safety guidelines, and conditioning exercises.

Dimensions of Leisure for Life

Individuals and Society
Author: Human Kinetics
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736082883
Category: Education
Page: 372
View: 313
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"Leisure is everywhere, but its impact on people's lives is often overlooked. Leisure is more than “doing nothing” or “hanging out.” It has implications for society, affecting economics, politics, business, health, and the environment. On an individual level, it offers multiple opportunities for personal growth and development. And it contributes to a better quality of life for individuals and communities as a whole. With Dimensions of Leisure for Life: Individuals and Society, students will learn to understand and appreciate leisure and explore the ways that their leisure choices can help them lead happier, more balanced lives both now and in the future. ... With contributions from 22 leading professors, the book examines the following: the concept of leisure, including the various ways in which it has been defined and described, the benefits associated with it, the scope of the leisure industry field, and the basis for studying leisure as a social science; the impact of leisure on quality of life, health, physical activity and stress levels, and overall happiness and well-being; the social significance of leisure, including the interaction of leisure with history, contemporary society, technology, the environment, economics, and politics and public policy; the factors that influence each individual's leisure choices and level of involvement in leisure activities, such as awareness of local options, barriers of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status, geographic distribution of leisure spaces; and maturity level and stage of development."--Publisher.

Skiing Manual

Getting started: Equipment, techniques, safety, competition
Author: Bill Mattos
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785212604
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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The Skiing Manual offers instructions on technique and skills from an author with over 30 years of skiing experience. It will cover every type of skiing from cross-country to mountaineering, highlighting the important differences between genres. It explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of skiing and, of course, the skis, boots, bindings and poles, as well as skills, snow science, and safety and rescue. It’s presented in colour with easy-to-follow step-by-step sequences and a wealth of inspirational action photographs. History of skiing - from prehistoric travel to Olympic competition Clothing and equipment for all types of skiing Learning to ski - carrying and putting on skis, choosing a ski school Life on the hill - what it's like on the mountain, how to buy a lift pass, and how to get around in the snow Skiing technique - from snow plough turns to extreme skiing Ski lifts - the different types, and how to use them Types of skiing - cross country, telemark, freeskiing and adventure skiing Mountain safety - avalanches, precautions, equipment and rescue Ski culture - Café culture and après skiing Ski travel - skiing around the world, and how to get there Competition disciplines - downhill, slalom, giant slalom and super G, jumping, freestyle, cross country (and biathlon)

50 Places To Dive Before You Die

Die besten Tauchspots zwischen Australien und den Malediven
Author: Chris Santella
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866904415
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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Eskimoleben

Aus dem Norwegischen Übersetzt (Classic Reprint)
Author: Fridtjof Nansen
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780260029102
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 338
View: 5943
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Excerpt from Eskimoleben: Aus dem Norwegischen Übersetzt Sdie große %iehnlichteit aller @ßfimoftamme, ihre ab gefonberte Sage anheren %öltern gegenuber unb ihre volle tommenen (c)erate fcheinen auf eine fehr alte Sliaffe hingw beuten, bei her alleß in beftimmten f}'ormen erftarrt ift unh hie fich nur unenblich langfam veranhern farm. 'ahere llmftänhg fprechen fehorh auch wieber gegen hiefe 8lnnahme unb machen e5 wahrfcheinlicher' haß hiefeß weit3erftreute %olt urfprunglich ein fleiner @tamm war, her fich erft in neuerer Seit über hie verfchiehenen, heute von @ßfimoé bewohnten Slanher verteilte. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Das Mädchen, das Perlen lächelte

Von der Macht der Geschichten in Zeiten des Krieges
Author: Clemantine Wamariya
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426443902
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Als Kind entkommt die Menschrechtsaktivistin Clemantine Wamariya dem Völkermord in Ruanda. Sie erhält Asyl in den USA, hält heute Vorträge und setzt sich für Benachteiligte und Aufbauhilfe in Afrika ein. Eine inspirierende Lebensgeschichte, außergewöhnlich berührend erzählt. Menschenrechtsaktivistin und Yale-Absolventin Clemantine Wamariya setzt sich weltweit für Benachteiligte ein, hält Vorträge und TEDTalks und wurde von Barack Obama ans U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum berufen. Auf den ersten Blick ist ihr Leben eine Erfolgsgeschichte, doch in Wahrheit kämpft sie jeden Tag darum, ihre zerbrochene Welt wieder zu kitten. Als Sechsjährige musste sie an der Seite ihrer Schwester vor dem Völkermord in Ruanda fliehen. Sechs Jahre dauerte ihre Odyssee und führt sie durch insgesamt sieben afrikanische Länder. Im Flüchtlingscamp in Malawi, im Slum in Sambia, im Trubel des südafrikanischen Durbans überleben die Mädchen mit Ideenreichtum und der festen Absicht, ihr Schicksal nicht einfach hinzunehmen. Mit dreizehn erhält Clemantine die Chance auf ein zweites Leben: In den USA bietet man ihr Asyl, Schulbildung und jeglichen Überfluss der westlichen Welt. Sie nutzt diese Chance auf einen Neubeginn und beginnt, ihre Lebensgeschichte neu zu schreiben, Tag für Tag ein kleines bisschen. Mit beeindruckender sprachlicher Kraft erzählt sie, wie es ihr gelang, dem Genozid zu entkommen und sich auf ihre größte Stärke zu besinnen: die Macht ihrer Vorstellungskraft und der Geschichten, durch die sie überlebte.

Extreme Survival

Wilderness * Terrorism * Air * Sea * Land
Author: Bill Mattos,Antonio Akkermans,Bob Morrison,Harry Cook
Publisher: JG Press
ISBN: 9781464302695
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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This is the ultimate guide to staying alive in extreme situations â?? those events we think will never happen to us, but one day might. This book is the key to surviving lifethreatening events, accidents, random attacks and politically motivated insurgencies where we live, work or take holidays. Using the tactics, skills and tricks of the trade taught in this survivors' manual could save your life when danger or terror suddenly strikes â?? at home, in the office, in the street, when traveling in unknown and inhospitable situations, or when exposed to the wilderness. Written by experts in the field, this authoritative book reveals the secrets of wilderness and urban survival, and teaches the essential skills needed to survive any jeopardy. Structured into two sections, the first shows the essential bushcraft skills needed to survive outdoors in every climate and terrain: how to make shelters, how to find drinking water, how to start a fire from scratch, how to stalk and trap animals for food, and how to orienteer without a map. The second section focuses on how to ensure personal safety when everyday situations become life-threatening, including hostage situations, counter-terrorism techniques, selfdefense against personal attacks, and how to deal with car hijacking, house fires, transport accidents and medical emergencies. With its emphasis on teaching practical skills, this survival manual deals with identifying and anticipating risks and hazards early enough so you won't be caught off-guard. Then, if you are faced with extreme disaster or confrontation, you can respond positively and calmly to adversity.

Lass die Mitarbeiter surfen gehen

Die Erfolgsgeschichte eines eigenwilligen Unternehmers
Author: Yvon Chouinard,Naomi Klein
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864149576
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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Yvon Chouinard ist Unternehmer wider Willen. Eigentlich wollte er nur Klettern und Surfen – und trotzdem baute er ein Multimillionen-Dollar-Unternehmen auf. In seiner Jugend verbrachte er viel Zeit in der Natur und ließ sich von seinem Vater das Schmiedehandwerk beibringen. Als begeisterter Kletterer entwickelte und verkaufte er sein eigenes Equipment, dessen Design sich bis heute kaum verändert hat. Nach und nach erweiterte er die Palette seines Angebots, wobei er und seine Mitarbeiter keine besondere Strategie verfolgten: Jeder tat, was nötig war – und worauf er Lust hatte. Aus dieser Mentalität entstand im Lauf der Zeit das erfolgreiche Unternehmen Patagonia. In dieser neu überarbeiteten Auflage zum 10-jährigen Jubiläum der Originalausgabe zeigt Yvon Chouinard – legendärer Kletterer, Geschäftsmann, Umweltschützer und Gründer von Patagonia, Inc. – wie seine eigene Lebensphilosophie zum erfolgreichen Unternehmensleitbild wurde und was Patagonia zu einem der am meisten respektierten und umweltbewussten Unternehmen der Erde machte. Lass die Mitarbeiter surfen gehen ist ein Buch, das sowohl für Unternehmer als auch Outdoor-Enthusiasten gleichermaßen beeindruckend ist.

Nicht ohne meine Schwestern

Gefangen und missbraucht in einer Sekte - unsere wahre Geschichte
Author: Celeste Jones,Kristina Jones,Juliana Buhring
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404616473
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
View: 9333
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Kristinas, Celestes und Julianas Familie ist die Sekte »Kinder Gottes«, in der sie den Misshandlungen und dem Missbrauch durch erwachsene Sektenmitglieder hilflos ausgesetzt sind. Die Schwestern werden schon früh voneinander getrennt und leben in verschiedenen Missionsstationen der Gemeinschaft. Sie träumen von einem Wiedersehen, fürchten aber den Zorn Gottes, wenn sie sich dem Willen der »Familie« widersetzen. Schonungslos offen erzählen die Schwestern von den seelischen Grausamkeiten und der Gewalt unter dem Deckmantel des Glaubens. Ihre Geschichte ist voller schmerzlicher Erinnerungen, aber auch das Zeugnis einer mutigen Befreiung und dem Weg in ein neues Leben.