Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe
Author: Nick Offerman
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780698138322
Language: en
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Parks and Recreation actor and Making It co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe
Author: Nick Offerman
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780451467096
Language: en
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Parks and Recreation actor and Making It co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe
Author: Nick Offerman
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780525954217
Language: en
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Parks and Recreation actor and Making It co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe
Author: Gary McGuffin,Joanie McGuffin
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1550463772
Language: en
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The most comprehensive book ever written on canoeing technique... essential guide for recreational paddlers is packed with information. -- Bushwacker's Wilderness Journal 09/2003.

Paddling My Own Canoe

Paddling My Own Canoe
Author: Audrey Sutherland
Release: 2018-07
Editor: Patagonia
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1938340760
Language: en
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An Epic Memoir of an Intrepid Solo Adventurer, a Woman Who Lived by the Philosophy "Go Simple, Go Solo, Go Now"

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe
Author: Sarah Tittle Bolton
Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 161
ISBN: NWU:35556036288942
Language: en
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Canoe Paddles

Canoe Paddles
Author: Graham Warren,David Gidmark
Release: 2001
Editor: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
Pages: 159
ISBN: 1552095258
Language: en
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This book combines practical woodworking technique with practical canoe use experience... [It] covers every single aspect of canoe paddle building. -- Sawdust and Shavings Despite the growing interest in making paddles and canoes, it can be difficult to find reliable information on that craft -- except for this book. First published more than a decade ago and having sold 35,000 copies, Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own is the ultimate modern guide to the traditional craft for both the how-to beginner and the skilled woodworker. In Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own, longtime canoeist and woodworker Graham Warren provides detailed information and guidance to make a canoe paddle that will be used with confidence and cherished for generations. The book is thoroughly illustrated with photographs, line drawings and plans with measurements for: How to make a paddle having a single blade, a bent shaft, or double blades How to protect a paddle with oil or varnish What to look for when test-driving a paddle How to decorate a paddle How to care for and repair a paddle. The authors include an appreciation of the evolution of the paddle plus a special chapter by renowned canoe-buuilding teacher David Gidmark which celebrates paddle-making in the native tradition.

Paddling My Own Canoe

Paddling My Own Canoe
Author: Esther S. Keyser,John S. Keyser,Friends of Algonquin Park
Release: 2005
Editor: Whitney, Ont. : Friends of Algonquin Park
Pages: 268
ISBN: 189499311X
Language: en
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BUILD YOUR OWN CANOE

BUILD YOUR OWN CANOE
Author: Dennis Davis
Release: 2011-10-18
Editor: Crowood
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781847973665
Language: en
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Build Your Own Canoe is a comprehensive, clearly structured and uncomplicated manual that guides the reader through the various stages of constructing an inexpensive, lightweight and versatile plywood canoe. Topics covered include: design considerations; building and fitting out the basic hull; customizing the hull to suit yourself; repair and maintenance; advice on transportation, storage, camping and river access; safety and the maiden voyage and the history of the canoe.

Gumption

Gumption
Author: Nick Offerman
Release: 2016
Editor: Dutton
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780451473011
Language: en
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First paperback printing includes "Bonus chapter."

Paddle Your Own Kayak

Paddle Your Own Kayak
Author: Gary McGuffin,Joanie McGuffin
Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1770850120
Language: en
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Paddle Your Own Canoe set a new standard for how-to-canoe books. In this companion title, Gary and Joanie McGuffin use the same model for the art of kayaking. The authors discuss the kayak's Inuit history, types of kayaking, recommended kayak sizes and shapes, and proper gear and clothing. They also offer expert, step-by-step instructions on all of the sport's essential techniques. Illustrated with more than 600 color photographs and illustrations, Paddle Your Own Kayak is designed for both seasoned and novice kayaker, offering guidance on: Balancing the body Strokes and maneuvers Paddling fundamentals Recoveries and rescues Carrying and launching Weather and water conditions techniques Staying centered Navigation methods. A special section on kayak camping provides good advice on what to look for in a destination, how to select a site, packing your kayak, setting up tents and shelters, meal preparation, water filtration, first aid and much more.

Pawnee

Pawnee
Author: Leslie Knope
Release: 2011-11-22
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781401304416
Language: en
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Welcome to Pawnee: More Exciting than New York, More Glamorous than Hollywood, Roughly the Same Size as Bismarck, North Dakota In Pawnee, Leslie Knope (as played by Amy Poehler on NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation) takes readers on a hilarious tour through her hometown, the Midwestern haven known as Pawnee, Indiana. The book chronicles the city's colorful citizens and hopping nightlife, and also explores some of the most hilarious events from its crazy history -- like the time the whole town was on fire, its ongoing raccoon infestation, and the cult that took over in the 1970s. Packed with laugh-out-loud-funny photographs, illustrations, and commentary by the other inhabitants of Pawnee, it's a must-read that will make you enjoy every moment of your stay in the Greatest Town in America.

Follow Me Down

Follow Me Down
Author: Sherri Smith
Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780765386724
Language: en
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Follow Me Down is a rare find—a gutsy, visceral, and beautifully crafted psychological thriller that Diane Chamberlain called "an engrossing page turner [that] will keep you guessing right up to the delicious ending" from talented new author Sherri Smith. Mia Haas has built her life far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she is forced to return home. Back to the people she left behind, the person she used to be, and the secrets she thought she’d buried. Once hailed as the golden boy of their town, and now a popular high school teacher, Lucas Haas disappears the same day the body of one of his students is pulled from the river. Trying to wrap her head around the rumors of Lucas’s affair with the teen, and unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect. All the while, she wonders: If he’s innocent, why did he run? As Mia reevaluates their difficult, shared history and launches her own investigation into the grisly murder, she uncovers secrets that could exonerate Lucas—or seal his fate. In a small town where everyone’s lives are intertwined, Mia must confront her own demons if she wants to get out alive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Basic Canoeing

Basic Canoeing
Author: Wayne Dickert
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Stackpole Books
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780811746052
Language: en
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2003 National Outdoor Book Award Winner. Step-by-step photos on correct form and essential strokes. Illustrated guide to river maneuvers plus information on gear, safety, choosing a canoe.

Canoecraft

Canoecraft
Author: Ted Moores
Release: 2000
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
Pages: 207
ISBN: 1552093425
Language: en
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Back in print: A revised second edition of a classic how-to book on canoe building. The new edition is updated to include advances in glues and techniques since the original was published, as well as five new canoe plans, builder tips and paddle carving.

The Complete Wilderness Paddler

The Complete Wilderness Paddler
Author: James West Davidson,John Rugge
Release: 1983
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 260
ISBN: WISC:89031101827
Language: en
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Covers map reading, camping equipment, outdoor clothing, canoeing techniques for white water as well as small streams, and safety precautions

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe
Author: Lesley Kitchen Lababidi
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 200
ISBN: STANFORD:36105073085883
Language: en
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Top 60 Canoe Routes of Ontario

Top 60 Canoe Routes of Ontario
Author: Kevin Callan
Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0228100240
Language: en
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A new edition of the best-selling guide, expanded with 10 more routes over 48 more pages. Ontario is blessed with some of the most scenic and enjoyable lakes and rivers in the world -- it truly is a paddler's paradise. Like the first edition of this book, this updated and expanded second edition is destined to become the classic guide to the very best canoeing the province has to offer. Top 60 Canoe Routes of Ontario includes 10 more of Kevin Callan's favorite canoe excursions. While some of these routes are well known to paddlers province-wide, such as the Bonnechere River, others are hidden secrets, like the ambitious and magical Woodland Caribou Park. The routes range from two-day paddles to week-long expeditions and are divided amongst nine regions: Southern Ontario, Cottage Country, Algonquin, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Temagami, Ontario's Near North, Northern Ontario and Northwestern Ontario. Kevin gives paddlers all the information they need to complete each route, including accurate maps of all access points, portage lengths, important river features and campsites -- all embellished with historical notes and Kevin's trademark humor. He also includes a detailed "Before You Go" section in which he shares the expertise that has earned him the title of Canada's Happy Camper.

Great Lakes Journey

Great Lakes Journey
Author: Gary McGuffin,Joanie McGuffin
Release: 2003
Editor: McClelland & Stewart Limited
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780771055393
Language: en
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The McGuffins share with readers the magnificent beauty of the Great Lakes Heritage Coast The Great Lakes Heritage Coast is an area that includes 1.1 million hectares of coastline along the north shore of Lake Superior and into Georgian Bay that has been recognized by the Ontario Government as a natural resource to be preserved and protected. As champions of Canada's wilderness, the McGuffins vowed to support this project and bring attention to the Heritage Coast by paddling the route and reporting on their adventure. For three months in the summer of 2002, Gary, Joanie, their three-year-old daughter, Sila, and their Alaskan Malamute, Kalija, paddled the route. The 3,000-km trip from Thunder Bay to Port Severn took them into some of the most breathtaking wilderness Canada has to offer. Through their written narrative and more than a hundred vibrant full-colour photographs, the McGuffins share with readers the things that make this trip unforgettable: the awe-inspiring star-filled skies, the rich variety of flora and fauna, the warmth of campfires on cool nights, the morning sun reflecting off pristine lakes, and the majestic ancient trees that abound in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest. This book is a tribute to that beauty.

Little and Often

Little and Often
Author: Trent Preszler
Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062976666
Language: en
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A USA TODAY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (★★★★) “Little and Often is a beautiful memoir of grief, love, the shattered bond between a father and son, and the resurrection of a broken heart. Trent Preszler tells his story with the same level of art and craftsmanship that he brings to his boat making, and he reminds us of creativity’s power to transform and heal our lives. This is a powerful and deeply moving book. I won’t soon forget it.” —Elizabeth Gilbert Trent Preszler thought he was living the life he always wanted, with a job at a winery and a seaside Long Island home, when he was called back to the life he left behind. After years of estrangement, his cancer-stricken father had invited him to South Dakota for Thanksgiving. It would be the last time he saw his father alive. Preszler’s only inheritance was a beat-up wooden toolbox that had belonged to his father, who was a cattle rancher, rodeo champion, and Vietnam War Bronze Star Medal recipient. This family heirloom befuddled Preszler. He did not work with his hands—but maybe that was the point. In his grief, he wondered if there was still a way to understand his father, and with that came an epiphany: he would make something with his inheritance. Having no experience or training in woodcraft, driven only by blind will, he decided to build a wooden canoe, and he would aim to paddle it on the first anniversary of his father’s death. While Preszler taught himself how to use his father’s tools, he confronted unexpected revelations about his father’s secret history and his own struggle for self-respect. The grueling challenges of boatbuilding tested his limits, but the canoe became his sole consolation. Gradually, Preszler learned what working with his hands offered: a different perspective on life, and the means to change it. Little and Often is an unflinching account of bereavement and a stirring reflection on the complexities of inheritance. Between his past and his present, and between America’s heartland and its coasts, Preszler shows how one can achieve reconciliation through the healing power of creativity. “Insightful, lyrical…Little and Often proves to be a rich tale of self-discovery and reconciliation. Resonating with Robert Pirsig’s classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, it is a profound father-and-son odyssey that discovers the importance of the beauty of imperfection and small triumphs that make extraordinary happen.” —USA Today (★★★★)