ERIC Number: ED304254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Canoe Camping. A Comprehensive Planning Guide for Canoe Trip Leaders.
Johnstone, D. Bruce
A canoe camping trip offers an exciting, inexpensive vacation from the usual daily routine and environment, and develops resourcefulness, cooperation, and camaraderie among participants. Chapter 1 of this guide discusses preliminary planning of a canoe trip, including decisions on the length and type of trip, designation of a leader for large groups, and checking the itinerary with maps and forestry officials. Chapters 2 and 3 describe types of canoe trips, uninhabited lands for experienced canoers, canoe and paddle design, and paddling techniques and strokes used in a variety of situations. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss equipment and supplies, suggest menus, and present detailed lists of general camp gear, personal gear, and food for a one-week trip by four or five adults. The final four chapters include (1) proper methods of canoe traveling, portaging, and making camp; (2) how to negotiate rough water; (3) navigation with maps and compass; (4) preparation of a safe campfire site; and (5) a variety of safety tips and helpful hints. This book contains 24 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Camping, Canoeing, Equipment, Leaders Guides, Leisure Time, Outdoor Activities, Planning, Recreation, Safety, Supplies, Vacations
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.