Only Kayak

Author: Kim Heacox
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493008668
Size: 53.97 MB
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In this coming-of-middle-age memoir, Kim Heacox, writing in the tradition of Abbey, McPhee, and Thoreau, discovers an Alaska reborn from beneath a massive glacier, where flowers emerge from boulders, moose swim fjords, and bears cross crevasses with Homeric resolve. In such a place Heacox finds that people are reborn too, and their lives begin anew with incredible journeys, epiphanies, and successes. All in an America free of crass commercialism and overdevelopment. Braided through the larger story are tales of gold prospectors and the cabin they built sixty years ago; John Muir and his intrepid terrier, Stickeen; and a dynamic geology professor who teaches earth science "as if every day were a geological epoch." Nearly two million people come to Alaska every summer, some on large cruise ships, some in single kayaks--all in search of the last great wilderness, the Africa of America. It is exactly the America Heacox finds in this story of paradox, love, and loss.

Paddling Illinois

Author: Mike Svob
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9780915024773
Size: 26.58 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Grab your paddle and enjoy Illinois' beautiful rivers. This comprehensive guidebook--the only one for Illinois--features 64 trips on 33 rivers. Rivers covered include Cashe, Des Plains, Embarras, Fox, Galena, Mackinaw, Middle Fork, and Spoon. This is the ultimate guide for canoe or kayak enthusiasts of all abilities.

Without A Paddle

Author: Warren Richey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429924337
Size: 42.70 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As far as Warren Richey knew, his life was on course. A reporter with a beautiful wife and talented son, Richey couldn’t imagine how it could be any better....Then his marriage falls apart and he can’t imagine how it could be any worse. The divorce leaves Richey questioning everything, while struggling to find a way forward. To get his bearings, he enters the first Ultimate Florida Challenge, an all-out twelve-hundred-mile kayak race around Florida. The UFC is less of a race than it is a dare or a threat. The thirty-day deadline sets a grueling, twenty-four-hour-a-day pace through shark- , alligator- , and even python-infested waters. But those twelve hundred miles are only a fraction of a journey that pulls Richey back to when he was embedded with troops in Iraq, reporting on missing children, and hiking the mountains of Montana with his son, and shows him where he went wrong, where he went right, and how to do it better the second time around. Warren Richey’s memoir Without a Paddle is a remarkable physical and emotional journey that cuts to the heart of what it means to be a man, a husband, and a father.

Complete Folding Kayaker Second Edition

Author: Ralph Diaz
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071435743
Size: 76.31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"An encyclopedia of invaluable knowledge."--Canoe & Kayak Folding kayaks are the only seaworthy boats you can store in the corner of a small closet and carry to the bay, lake, river, or ocean of your choice. Ralph Díaz, editor and publisher of the Folding Kayaker newsletter for more than ten years, has used and worked on nearly all of the folding kayak models available and knows all the ins and outs of choosing, assembling, paddling, traveling, modifying, and maintaining them. The Complete Folding Kayaker, the first guide to choosing, using, and enjoying this most liberating of personal watercraft, is now updated with more boat reviews, more modification tips from readers of Folding Kayaker, and a new chapter on assembly. So pack your kayak for your next adventure on the water! "Indispensable."--Atlantic Coastal Kayaker "Ralph has written, quite literally, the folding kayaker's bible."--Robert Huszar, ANorAK "An essential resource for anyone interested in buying a foldable."--Outdoor Traveler "This book is the one to get if you want to find out about folding kayaks."--Cape Codder

Kayak

Author: Alan Whichello
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466984287
Size: 67.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When an asteroid disintegrated on entering the Earth's atmosphere, some pieces fell to earth. Billy and his friend had been watching through their telescope in the early hours as a small meteorite ploughed into the fields behind their Oxfordshire home. The boys retrieved the meteorite and took it home before the authorities had time to search the area. What the boys found while examining the rock was to change the world. Previously humans had been the dominant species on Earth, now they had found a challenger.

Kayak Bass Fishing

Author: Chad Hoover
Publisher: Heliconia PressInc
ISBN: 9781896980461
Size: 75.98 MB
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The world record largemouth bass was caught in a makeshift wooden boat in otherwise inaccessible water. It makes sense. Finding trophy fish in a secluded oxbow should be easier than doing the same in a heavily pressured lake or impoundment. The is just one of the many reasons why kayaks are one of the most effective and versatile platforms for catching bass, and this book helps you choose, outfit and use the kayak to catch more fish. But this isn't just about fishing from kayaks. This book is about improving your overall largemouth, smallmouth, and striped bass fishing experience. Anglers of every skill level will benefit from the secrets and strategies that obsessed bass angler Chad Hoover has learned from years of catching trophy bass. The insight he's gained by using his kayak to remain undetected and observe bass reacting naturally to different lure presentations, is invaluable and guaranteed to improve your effectiveness on the water. Whether you're an experienced angler, new to kayak fishing, or simply looking for some valuable new insight on catching bass, Kayak Bass Fishing is an absolute must-read book that will help you catch 'em where others can't!

Sea Kayaking Safety And Rescue

Author: John Lull
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975474
Size: 40.80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Canoeing And Kayaking

Author: Canoe and Kayak Magazine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696233
Size: 59.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Basic Illustrated Kayaking

Author: FalconGuides
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493012207
Size: 31.88 MB
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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.