For a generation, the Basic Essentials(R) series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials(R) books tell you what you need to know. Discover how to: Choose a tandem or solo canoe that's right for you Tell a good canoe from a bad one Select canoe accessories, including paddles, PFDs, and portage yokes Customize your canoe for greater comfort and safety Lift, portage, and transport your canoe with ease (there are tricks!) Master basic paddling strokes and confidently maneuver your canoe in currents Rescue yourself or a friend after capsizing and avoid making dangerous mistakes Choose a safe course through whitewater and currentsJacobson, Cliff is the author of 'Basic Essentials Canoeing ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780762740130 and ISBN 0762740132.