The Complete Sea Kayak Touring

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9780070262041: The Complete Sea Kayak Touring

If you're a sea kayaker who dreams of heading over the far horizon, this guide is a must. It is the comprehensive manual for planning the ideal sea kayaking expedition, covering everything from provisioning, gear, navigation, and bivouacking, to kayak sailing. Included: sidebars for fabulous destinations from Baja to Newfoundland.

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Enticed by that bay just around the point? Need to figure out how to pack your boat for that first overnight trip? This guide is a must. Complete Sea Kayak Touring is a how-to guide for paddlers who have a working knowledge of the basics and are looking to expand and build on their experience. Written by a former kayak touring guide who has paddled everywhere from the Arctic to Baja California, Complete Sea Kayak Touring will teach you everything from seamanship, navigation, and camping to getting in shape, provisioning and cooking, cold-weather and nighttime paddling, assisted and solo rescues, maintenance, first-aid, safety, and much more.

Expand your frontiers.

Raise your sea kayaking to the next level. Here is the perfect book for a new sea kayaker thinking about a first weekend outing or for the seasoned paddler planning an extended trip to a remote coast.

  • Boats and Gear
  • Paddling Techniques
  • Rescues and Recoveries
  • Seamanship
  • Navigation and Piloting
  • Planning, Provisioning, and Packing
  • Camping
  • Traveling with a Kayak
  • Maintenance, Repair, and Modification

About the Author:

Author and writer Jonathan Hanson has been a kayaking pro since the 1980s. He has operated his own kayak touring company, guiding clients to many locations in the Sea of Cortez, both on the mainland and Baja coasts. His own trips have taken him from Central America to the Arctic Ocean and many places in between. His many articles on sea kayaking have appeared in Outside, Sea Kayaker, and other publications. A biologist by training, Jonathan lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife, Roseann. Together, they wrote The Ragged Mountain Press Guide to Outdoor Sports, which won the National Outdoor Book Award in 1997.

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