Only Kayak

Author: Kim Heacox
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493008668
Size: 41.64 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.

Without A Paddle

Author: Warren Richey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429924337
Size: 26.73 MB
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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: 50.90 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

The Hungry Kayaker

Author: David Barnes
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1770670998
Size: 73.26 MB
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The Hungry Kayaker is a guide to a common-sense approach to co-existing with nature while enjoying great food. Camping and kayaking go hand in hand and an excellent way to explore and fully appreciate our natural surroundings. The kayak puts us in touch with the movements of the earth while the sea breaths below the hull. A night in a tent brings us to the quiet not known to mankind for a millennium. Then to top the combination of the too, The Hungry Kayaker offers delicious recipes to enjoy at the fireside, or shore. There is no good reason not to eat as well in camp as you would at home. The Hungry Kayaker will take you there!

Kayak Bass Fishing

Author: Chad Hoover
Publisher: Heliconia PressInc
ISBN: 9781896980461
Size: 72.18 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!

Contributions To Kayak Studies

Author: Eugene Y. Arima
Publisher: Canadian Museum Of Civilization
Size: 52.87 MB
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Volume of collected papers, all kayak-related, varying in specific focus and approach.

Canoe Kayak South Carolina

Author: Paul Ferguson
ISBN: 9780972026857
Size: 74.77 MB
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Canoe Kayak South Carolina: A Guide to Paddling the Palmetto State is a new guidebook to canoeing and kayaking rivers, creeks, and swamps of South Carolina. This guidebook includes over 1,700 miles of paddling trips on 31 streams in South Carolina's river basins. Each trip includes detailed descriptions, maps, distance, difficulty, width, and gauge information. Also included is information about River Rating Systems, Paddling Safety, Paddlers Rights, Paddling Courtesy, River Camping, River Gauges, Water Quality, River Selection, and Clubs and Organizations.


Author: Alan Whichello
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466984287
Size: 66.30 MB
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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.