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We have finally received the Big Book of Kayaking, the trade bible when it comes to kayaking. Your constant companion if you want to develop as a paddler, get tips on how to pack your kayak correctly or learn how to navigate!

This is the most comprehensive book on kayaking ever published in Swedish. The book covers everything you need to know whether you have just bought a kayak, are planning a winter trip or want to get started with kayak surfing.

From the contents of the book:

KAYING EQUIPMENT – Tips, advice and facts about the kayak, paddle, safety equipment and clothing for different conditions.

PADDLE TOUR – Packed with packing lists, tips for the tent tour, cooking for different seasons and paddling with children.

PADDLING TECHNIQUES – Over 60 illustrated paddling techniques. A gold mine for the tech-savvy paddler.

NAVIGATION – Find your way with the help of map and charts. Learn to set a course with a compass and do triangulation.

SAFETY – Rules of the sea, weather forecasts, the sea rescue and other things that make your paddling trip safe.

RESCUE and TOWING – Comprehensive solo rescue, buddy rescue and towing coverage, whether you're a beginner or doing expeditions.

KAYING ROLLS - More than anyone really needs about rolls. Eight illustrated rolls and how to roll in waves or surf.

WINTER - Clothing, hazards, rescue and outdoor techniques for the winter paddler. Useful food tips that simplify your first winter trip.

WIND AND WAVES – The paddling techniques in previous chapters put into context: paddling in high seas, surfing and among rocks.

The big book on kayaking is recommended literature for courses and examinations in 
The paddle pass for sea kayaking. The paddle pass is the Swedish Canoe Association's version of the EPP (European paddle pass). The book is also recommended as literature for future examiners and sea kayak leaders.

The author Staffan Ekholm has over 25 years of experience in kayaking, of which 20 years as a kayak instructor. Staffan has previously produced the kayak film Jag Paddlar, written the Kayak handbook and the guidebook Kayaking in the Stockholm archipelago, which was awarded the Swedish Publishing prize in 2007.

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