v    The Ultimate Paddler's Handbook to Quiet Waters 

This concise yet comprehensive handbook contains what you need to know before you go. It features advice and practical tips from decades of experience. If you are interested in paddling but don't have a lot of experience or don’t know where to begin, Gearing Up to Go Paddling is a valuable resource on how to maintain your safety and respond effectively to situations that you may encounter. It is the 'go-to handbook’ for the paddling enthusiast that covers all the basics, from your first stroke to everything else in between.

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to enjoy the outdoors and fresh air, paddling a kayak, canoe, or SUP board just may be the perfect new hobby for you. Gearing Up to Go Paddling  provides clear, easy-to-follow information

       Gearing Up to Go Paddling Contents:               


Section One Gearing Up to Go Paddling

1. Paddling Fitness
2. Group Classes | Private Lessons
3. Buying vs. Renting: Exploring Your Options
4. The Ins and Outs of Kayaking
5. Basic Canoeing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
6. Discover the Basics of Stand-up Paddle Boarding
7. What Type of Paddle Should I Use?
8. Personal Floatation Devices | Life Jacket
9. Kayak vs. Canoe: Which is Right for You?
10. Solo vs. Tandem: The Pros and Cons

Section Two Getting on the Water

11. What Should I Wear?
12. How to Load and Transport Your Boat With and Without Help
13. How to Launch and Land Without Falling in the Water
14. The Essential Paddling Techniques for Kayaking
15. Bracing: The Most Powerful of the Recovery Techniques
16. What Do I Do if My Kayak Flips? Self-rescue Techniques
17. The Fundamental Canoe Strokes and How to Launch Like a Pro
18. Canoe Self-Rescue Techniques
19. How to Paddle a SUP Board: Tips and Tricks
20. How to Get Back On Your SUP After Falling Off

Section Three Planning a Paddling Outing

21. How To Pick the Perfect Place to Paddle
22. What is a Float Plan?
23. What Do I Need to Bring?
24. Before Getting Underway: A Pre-departure Checklist
25. Boat-in Camping | Easy Meal Ideas | Packing a Cooler
26. Paddling With Your Four-legged Friend
27. Capturing Wildlife From the Seat of a Kayak or Canoe
28. Paddling Solo vs. Paddling With a Group

Section Four Tips to Help Increase Your Safety

29. Boating Safety: What You Need to Know Before You Go
30. Water Hazards: What to Watch Out for When Paddling
31. Weather Hazards and How to Survive Them
32. Medical Emergencies You May Encounter on the Water
33. Poisonous Plants to Avoid While on Land
34. Paddling in Bear Country


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