Basic Essentials® Canoeing

Book Description

Continuing his efforts to increase the skill level of paddlers, Cliff Jacobson offers some unique canoeing techniques and custom design tips never before released. In this fully revised third edition, you'll discover how to choose a canoe that's right for you; select canoe accessories from paddles and PFDs to knee pads and waterproof gear bags; lift, portage, and transport your canoe with ease; master the basic paddling strokes, then learn how to canoe in whitewater and currents; and rescue yourself or a friend after capsizing.

About Jacobson, Cliff

Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is a retired environmental science teacher, an outdoors skills instructor, a canoeing and camping consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on canoeing and camping. He is a recipient of the American Canoe Association's prestigious Legends of Paddling Award and a member of the ACA Hall of Fame.

Recent News

The Best of Outdoors Charleston

Every month here at Falcon.com we try to introduce you to cool towns across the country that would fulfill any outdoor lover’s wish list....

Sneak Peek: How to Slackline!

It may just be the craziest thing you’ll witness: a lone person balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing anchored between two ...

The Best of Outdoors Nashville, Tennessee

Every month here at Falcon.com we try to introduce you to cool towns across the country that would fulfill any outdoor lover’s wish list....

Michael Sample, FalconGuides Co-Founder, Dies at 66

It was with great shock and sadness that the FalconGuides staff learned of the sudden, tragic loss of Falcon co-founder Mike Sample, who ...

How to Choose a Kayak

Kayaking has been described as “hiking on water.” Clever, and kind of true. Think of the oceans and bays as forests, and of the creeks an...