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Quiet Water Kayaking: A Beginner's Guide to Kayaking
Leslie Dunn

Leslie Dunn, 2011

Interest in recreational kayaking is booming! Learn paddler lingo and river etiquette, what to do when you capsize, what to buy and money saving tips on what not to buy, how to load and unload and how to lead a paddle like a pro. Written by an American Canoe Association Kayak Instructor, over one hundred pages of the basics to help get you started.


Recreational Kayaking the Ultimate Guide
Ken Whiting

Heliconia Press, 2008

Recreational Kayaking is the tenth of an award-winning series of books and DVDs by world-renowned kayak instructor Ken Whiting.  Whether your interest in kayaking stems from the desire to get outside and exercise, spend time with your friends and family, or explore the endless waterways that surround you, this easy-to-read guide makes paddling fun and safe for both new and experienced paddlers looking to broaden their horizons.  


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Dennis Stuhaug

Alpha, 2004

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.


Kayaking Made Easy, 3rd: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced (Made Easy Series)
Dennis Stuhaug

FalconGuides, 2006

Updated to reflect all the latest gear and techniques, this guide is the perfect step-by-step handbook for beginners, with sage advice on every aspect of flat-water and sea kayaking, from selecting a boat to kayak camping.


Kayaking Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands
Rob Casey

Mountaineers Books, 2012

This is a 3rd edition revised version of Randel Washburne's classic guide, "50 Trips, Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands."  We added 10 new trips and have included info for paddle boarders looking to tour our NW waters.


Kayaking (Outdoor Adventures Series)
American Canoe Association

Human Kinetics, 2008

Embrace the outdoors by becoming one of the 17 million people who participate in kayaking, one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities around. Kayaking presents the basics of the sport as well as the skills and knowledge required for becoming a successful paddler. Expert instructors from the American Canoe Association provide you with practical guidance on gear and equipment selection, nutrition, fitness and stretching, water trail ...


Kayaking Made Easy, 4th: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced (How to Paddle Series)
Dennis Stuhaug

FalconGuides, 2013

A generously photographed and illustrated handbook for beginners and seasoned paddlers, Kayaking Made Easy is brimming with advice, humor, and personal anecdotes about every aspect of flatwater and sea kayaking. Dennis Stuhaug, an encouraging and enthusiastic instructor, takes a step-by-step approach to introducing kayaking gear, strokes, maneuvers, and the complexities of long-distance navigation. This edition is completely updated with ...


Sea Kayaking Illustrated : A Visual Guide to Better Paddling
John Robison

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2003

For some learners a picture is worth a thousand words--and this lavishly illustrated volume proves the rule. The expert advice and lively illustrations combine to offer serious how-to instruction in an entertaining fashion to sea kayakers of all levels. Developed by an ACA-certified instructor over years of paddling and education, this complete program provides a visual tour of all that sea kayaking can offer, including ingenious tips on ...


Canoeing and Kayaking Florida (Canoe and Kayak Series)
Johnny Molloy, Elizabeth F. Carter, ...

Menasha Ridge Press, 2007

Completely updated, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida, 2nd Edition, is the most comprehensive guide to the best of Florida’s unique streams, springs, creeks, and rivers. Engaging and concise, this all-encompassing guide spares readers encyclopedic fluff in favor of practical information, and includes expanded regional maps and revised river maps.


Paddle Your Own Kayak: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Kayaking
Gary McGuffin, Joanie McGuffin

Boston Mills Press, 2012

Paddle Your Own Canoe set a new standard for how-to-canoe books. In this companion title, Gary and Joanie McGuffin use the same model for the art of kayaking. The authors discuss the kayak's Inuit history, types of kayaking, recommended kayak sizes and shapes, and proper gear and clothing. They also offer expert, step-by-step instructions on all of the sport's essential techniques. Illustrated with more than 600 color photographs and ...


Kayaking the Keys: 50 Great Paddling Adventures in Florida's Southernmost Archipelago
Kathleen Patton

University Press of Florida, 2002

"The definitive guide to kayaking the Florida Keys."--Jeff Klinkenberg, St. Petersburg Times "The author has gone to great lengths to provide the necessary details to make kayaking in the Keys easy."--James Bell, Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Spanning the 200-mile stretch of the Florida Keys, this field guide to the entire island chain highlights 50 paddling adventures, many for canoeists as well as kayakers. Trips include short ...


Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddling Guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier, Alaska
Robert H. Miller

Countryman Press, 2005

The Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers. It is without question the most scenic and challenging paddling trip in North America. Kayaking the Inside Passage will aid kayakers both in planning and in carrying out paddling trips on the rugged Pacific artery that runs along the western edge of North America. It is a complete through-trip guide to sea kayaking the entire 1,300-mile length of the Inside ...


This is me, 2013

This is not a story about cutting off body parts to survive, or going to brink of existence in an unforeseen twist of fate. This is an adventure born from watching old movies and programs of people living and travelling in the Alaskan/Canadian wilderness. It is a story of a solo quest to get to Alaska by kayak with very little experience, surviving in the wilderness along the way; it’s a story of learning to believe in yourself when some ...


The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition
Shelley Johnson

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2011

"...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 ...


Instant canoeing and kayaking

Infinite Ideas, 2012

Canoeing and kayaking are two of the oldest forms of transportation on the planet, but since the 1980s moulding technology has made the sports accessible to everyone. Kayaking and canoeing are all about being one with your boat: as soon as you master the basic skills there is a remarkable freedom to be found in just paddling around under your own steam just inches from the water. Starting with the very basics, this book will talk you through all ...


Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, 3rd: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide to 100 of the Best ...
John Hayes, Alex Wilson

Appalachian Mountain Club Books, 2014

AMC’s fully updated Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island is everything a recreational paddler could ask for in a regional guide. With an all-new layout and design, this easy-to-use guide will help paddlers of all skill levels discover 100 of the best flatwater lake and river trips in Southern New England. This edition now features an “At-a-Glance” quick trip planner, GPS coordinates to parking locations, improved ...


Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands: 50 Trips on the Northwest's Inland Waters
Randel Washburne, R. Carey Gersten

Mountaineers Books, 1999

Revised and expanded guide to the best kayaking daytrips and overnighters in an area eminently suited to saltwater paddling, with completely updated information on the original routes from the first edition, plus five new ones. Also includes information on the Cascadia Marine Trail, the only Marine National Recreation Trail in the country3/4how to use it, how to support it. The extensive inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest are considered ...


How to Paddle a Kayak - "The 90 Minute Guide to the Art of Kayaking and Complete Enjoyment of Paddling", 2012

Kayaking is an exhilarating sport ideal for fitness, upper body strength and improved flexibility. Yet with all sporting activities, you face real danger and threats each time you head into the water. It is vital that you have knowledge on how to avoid the risks and have fun safely while kayaking, whether you are a complete beginner or have some previous experience. In “How to Paddle a Kayak - The 90 Minute Guide to the Art of Kayaking and ...


Inflatable Kayaking 2014: A Friendly Guide to Selecting and Enjoying an Inflatable Kayak

Kayak Challenges Press, 2014

This is a comprehensive guide for someone who wants to make smart decisions about choosing and enjoying an inflatable kayak. Non-technical language makes it easy to understand all aspects of the sport, including disabled kayaking and getting kids involved. It stresses safety and making informed decisions so that the reader will be able to choose the right kayak and use it safely and responsibly. Our information is objective - we have no ...


Paddling Pennsylvania: Kayaking and Canoeing the Keystone State's Rivers and Lakes
Jeff Mitchell

Stackpole Books, 2009

Maps and descriptions for more than 200 Pennsylvania waterways Information on minimum water levels, potential hazards, and difficulty level of each stream Includes directions and recommendations for put-in and take-out at each site Pennsylvania contains more miles of rivers and creeks than any other state except Alaska, making the Keystone State a prime destination for canoers and kayakers. This guide contains information for 211 of the ...



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