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Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble : True Stories and Their Lessons from Sea Kayaker Magazine - Matt Broze

Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble

True Stories and Their Lessons from Sea Kayaker Magazine

Paperback Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9780070084995
Number Of Pages: 192

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"For many of us a kayak is the means by which we can take in the full measure of the rich coastal environment. But the environment where air, water, and land meet is notoriously variable, and the intimate connection a kayak provides with that environment leaves us exposed and vulnerable to forces that can easily overpower us...Paddlers who invest time and effort and fully engage their senses not only have a greater degree of safety--they discover more of the subtle textures of the waterways they travel."--from the Preface by Christopher Cunningham Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble offers more than twenty harrowing, real-life accounts of sea kayaking accidents that will both keep you on the edge of your seat and instruct you with potentially life-saving lessons. These tales, drawn from Sea Kayaker magazine, are the result of interviews with accident survivors, witnesses, and rescuers. From capsizes and hypothermia to brushes with sharks and entrapment in sea caves, the situations are described in chilling detail and then subjected to expert analysis.Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble is rounded out by a comprehensive introduction to sea kayaking safety and three dozen sidebars offering tips on equipment, techniques, and improving your skills. Sea Kayaker magazine reports on accidents and near accidents so its readers might learn from the experience of others rather than having to learn the hard way. Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble gathers more than twenty of the most compelling and instructive of these reports, outlining the circumstances of each accident and providing detailed analyses: What did the paddlers do wrong? What did they do right? Most importantly, how might the accident have been prevented? With a comprehensive introduction to kayaking safety and three dozen sidebars on gear, skills, and techniques, this book is a must for any sea kayaker who wants to paddle safely.

Introduction: Kayaking Safety
Index to Safety Sidebars
Drifting with the Current
Another Lesson from the School of Hard Knocks
Of Risk, Knowledge, Choice . . . And Special Vulnerability
A Tale of Two Rescues
The Open Coast, or, All Your Eggs in One Kayak
Risks Compounded
Sea Caves, Arches, and Narrow Passages
Long Swims
Rough Passages
The Phantom Barge
Run-in with a Great White
Double Fatality in Prince William Sound
Happy Endings
Surf Zone Accidents
Saved by a Drysuit
Ferry Rescue in the San Juans
Rosario Strait Rescue
Nightime Accident on Willapa Bay
Lessons in Judgment
Ice Fall in Blackstone Bay
Carried to Safely
Index About the Authors and Contributors
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780070084995
ISBN-10: 0070084998
Series: Schaums' Business Economics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st May 1997
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1