Book Review of Expedition Canoeing: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America by Cliff Jacobson

Falcon Press

Some people are really into canoeing. If you’re one of them, or wish you were, pick up the 20th-anniversary edition of Expedition Canoeing. Jacobson has gathered his friends together to produce a very thorough guide to canoeing northern rivers.

This hefty tome to wilderness canoeing starts with how to research a river and ends with a plea of consciousness. It’s a book that’s less about how to perfect the seamless stroke and more about how to manage a big expedition. It includes information on how to load a canoe on a plane, how to remove stains and scum from a boat, and techniques for using a belly cover as a sail.

Advice from expert canoeists and outdoor guides is splashed throughout the book, providing various perspectives on choosing a canoe and tips for your first wilderness canoe trip. This book is loaded with information, which if used correctly and with a little practice, could turn anyone into one of those people who are really into canoeing.

This review originally appeared on Outside Bozeman.

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