Learn the art of canoeing from a master. Canoeing is a sportsman adventure unmatched in modern times. Now, one of the greatest living outdoorsmen, Calvin Rutstrum, tells precisely how to prepare for this event - from selection of waters and canoe, through methods of survival in case the craft is lost, to the sense of mystery and peace that come when you're alone in the wilds. Find out about canoe types (Kwakiutl, Kootenay, birchbark, wood, wood-and-canvas, aluminum, magnesium...and their history, merits, and practicability. Learn about paddling procedures for rough waters, rapids, boating alone, and paddling in tandem...with diagrams of standard and new strokes. Portaging, safety procedures, direction finding, towing, and much, much more are systematically approached and explained. Calvin Rutstrum was born in 1895 and died in 1982 in Osceola, Wisconsin. He wrote 15 books on outdoorsmanship. The book "Wilderness Visionaries" included Rutstrum on a list of eight (North American) wilderness visionaries along with Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Robert Service, Bob Marshall, Olaus Johan Murie and Sigurd Olson.
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Second Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0020984804
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110020984804