The Basic Essentials Series marks the dawn of a new generation of outdoor books it is a move to an era of inexpinsive, concise books filled with illistrations and responsibleadvise. It is the mission of each Basic Essentials is to provied the essential knowledge needed to experience a safe, enjoyable trip into the wilderness.
Be capable of using various models of raft types to include traditional basket style, self - bailing models, catarafts, and other whitewater craft. Better understand the river, the rating of rapids, safety equipment and portaging. Be confident of your own capabilities and knowledge on your next guided trip. Appreciate the difficulties involved in planning a one day or weekend river excursion. Use both rowing and paddling techniques to maneuver your own oar boat. Prepare for a raft instruction before you go.