For a generation, the Basic Essentials 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 books tell you what you need to know. Using the Basic Essentials Rafting you can discover how to navigate rapids, obstacles, waves, and holes, follow vital safety and first-aid procedures, maneuver a boat using various strokes, contend with swims, wraps, and flips, follow rafting command, read the difficulty of a river, plan a trip and much, much more. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 80 pages, illustrations, b&w photos)Ellison, Jib is the author of 'Basic Essentials Rafting', published 2000 under ISBN 9780762706655 and ISBN 0762706651.