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    Post What canoeing dvd's are out there

    I THOUHGT I HAD ALREADY POSTED THIS BUT!!!!

    wondering what dvd's and books members have on canoeing??? i always get disappointed when i buy the monthly canoe kayak, its always full of kayak stuff, (which is great if you kayak) but only has 1,2 pages on canoeing... its the same for dvd's!

    here is my list, some i have swapped, some passed on but all watched/read a hundred times!!!!!!

    DVD
    1. path of the paddle---basic and white water
    2. song of the paddle
    3. waterwalker
    4. harry rock poling
    5. bushcraft survival---ray mears/goodwin
    6. classic solo canoeing
    books
    1. path of the paddle
    2. the voyageur---grace lee nute
    3. song of the paddle
    4. cradle to canoe
    5. canoeing and camping---cliff jacobson
    6. canoe trip---curran
    7. paddle your own canoe---gary and joanie mcguffin
    8. canoe and kayak handbook
    9. white water safety and rescue
    i think thats it, i do have a few books on bushcraft too!!!!

    anyone got/recommend anything else.
    Foggy

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    Lightbulb Library ?

    Hi Foggy ,

    You looking to start a library ?
    You certainly have a better selection of books and DVD,s on canoe related topics than my local library has ,
    I borrowed "Path of the paddle " and "Song of the paddle " from my local library and they had to be brought in from Aberdeen and somewhere in kent respectively, For which there was a fee to pay ,

    I wonder if it might be possible to organise a library amongst members ?
    if the postage were paid by the borrower ,
    Would that be a realistic proposition ?
    How would other members feel about lending out thier books DVD,s etc?
    We could compile a list of available titles from any members willing to participate ,
    Any thought,s ?

    Regards Noel

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    Seem to have the best of the bunch right there.

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    Hi,

    Got the same DVD's except for Song of the Paddle.

    As for books here is my list:-

    From a Wooden Canoe - Jerry Dennis
    Canoeing with the Cree - Eric Sevareid
    The Lonely Land - Sigurd F Olsen
    The New Way of the Wilderness - Calvin Rutstrum
    From Reindeer Lake to Eskimo Point - Peter Kazaks
    Joe Lavally and the Paleface - Bernard Wicksteed
    Song of the Paddle - Bill Mason
    Path of the Paddle - Bill Mason
    Paddle your own Canoe - McGuffin
    Wilderness Paddlers Handbook - Alan S Kesselheim
    Open Canoeing - Nigel Foster
    In the Footsteps of Grey Owl - McGuffin
    Scottish Canoe Touring Guide - Eddie Palmer
    Scottish Canoe Classics - Eddie Palmer
    Beyond the basics - Canoe Camping - Jacobson

    "From a Wooden Canoe" is probably my favourite book - just love the little anecdotes.

    Really enjoyed "The Lonely Land" and I am currently on the lookout for anymore of Sigurd Olsens books.

    Cheers

    Jon

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    i can see that i will have to do some catch up on the books front... we are getting a good selection here but anyone else for the post.....
    Foggy

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    The Happy Camper by Kevin Callan.

    http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...4504-item.html

    From the Publisher

    The Happy Camper is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated, highly entertaining compendium of basic wilderness instruction and well-tested campsite advice. One of North America''s top canoeing and outdoors experts, Kevin Callan explains how to get the most from your camping experience -- no matter where you pitch your tent, what you forgot to pack or what the weather.


    Step-by-step, the book shows:
    • How to plan a trip for a day or even a few weeks
    • How to pack only what is needed
    • How to beat the bugs, stake a tent, build a fire, ward off unwanted wildlife, paddle a canoe and much more.


    Other crucial topics include:
    • Choosing the perfect campsite
    • Using maps and compasses
    • Camp cooking
    • Camping with dogs and kids
    • Bruises, blisters and Band-Aids
    • Canoe and kayak camping
    • Wilderness photography
    • Cold-weather camping.
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    Hiya,
    I only have the Ray Mears dvd, on the book front i have

    • The Good Life & the Good Life Gets Better by Dorian Amos
    • The Wilderness Paddlers Handbook by Alan S. Kesselheim
    • Water and Sky, Reflections of a Northern Year also by Mr Kesselheim
    • Canoeng Across Canada by Gary and Joannie McGuffin
    The Good Life books aren't entirely about canoeing, but they are a brilliant read, and the Water and Sky book is my best 'expedition' account to date.

    have fun

    Mick
    Stay safe, enjoy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad Rush View Post
    I wonder if it might be possible to organise a library amongst members ?
    if the postage were paid by the borrower ,
    Would that be a realistic proposition ?
    How would other members feel about lending out thier books DVD,s etc?
    We could compile a list of available titles from any members willing to participate ,
    Any thought,s ?
    Unfortunately I think this is illegal. I am pretty sure the DVDs specifically say you cannot lend etc I guess the same goes for book.

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    I've a small selection but my all time favourites include:-

    DVD = Cesar's birch bark canoe. (This shows an elderly (now deceased) cree indian, turn bits of trees into one perfect birch bark canoe using only a pen knife and axe -If you thought Ray Mear's building a birch bark canoe was good - watch this. Cesar was an expert!. If you think you're good with your hands and skilled at woodworking, or an expert at bushcraft -- dream on!)
    (Available to down-load from the National Film Board of Canada)

    &

    Book = 'The Canoe' by John jennings. (A table top guide to native & european canoes, kayaks, uminaks, & dug outs. I just love the pictures!)
    http://www.davidwperry.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Thumbs down library sinks beneath the waves !

    Oh well !
    Twas just an idea ,
    Is it just the fact of having the "library" as an organised affair that is illegal ?
    Surely its not illegal to lend a book or DVD to a friend ?
    I sure hope not ! because if it is ,I,m a multiple repeat offender,
    and probably on the "library police" most wanted list
    Noel

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    Unhappy Any thing decent to read ?

    Hi Foggy,
    Since I havent got a sea worthy boat at the moment ,
    and I cant be out with you lot in Brecon this weekend,
    I,m reduced to getting my canoe "fix" by going through the old threads I subscribed to last July ,(Sad or what?)
    While all my mates are out having a blast on the frothy stuff without me!
    I,ve read all the canoe related books I,ve got and watched canoe vids on uTube till my eyes smart,
    Do you feel sorry for me yet ?
    I really do need to stock my canoeing library up and get some canoe DVD,s especially for emergencies like this ,
    Really do hope you guys have a blast mate ,and looking forward to seeing the pics on the blog some time next week,
    But let me know if you found any more books and stuff
    cheers Noel

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Perry View Post
    I've a small selection but my all time favourites include:-

    DVD = Cesar's birch bark canoe. (This shows an elderly (now deceased) cree indian, turn bits of trees into one perfect birch bark canoe using only a pen knife and axe -If you thought Ray Mear's building a birch bark canoe was good - watch this. Cesar was an expert!. If you think you're good with your hands and skilled at woodworking, or an expert at bushcraft -- dream on!)
    (Available to down-load from the National Film Board of Canada)

    &

    Book = 'The Canoe' by John jennings. (A table top guide to native & european canoes, kayaks, uminaks, & dug outs. I just love the pictures!)
    you can watch online for free http://www.nfb.ca/film/Cesars_Bark_Canoe/
    makes rays mears one look easy

    after watching twice now i can walk the dog

    thanks simon

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    Waterwalker by bill mason is there also the dog will have to wate

    simon

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    Acouple more I've got that hav'nt been mentioned
    Dangerous river-R.M Patterson
    The canoe and whitewater-C.E.S Franks
    Bark skin and cedar-James Raffan
    The canoe in Canadian cultures-John jennings

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    DVD:

    Kringelfieber 2006
    Kringelfieber 2007
    Kringelfieber 2008

    Uncle Bill's Books:
    Path of the Paddle (German Version)
    Song of the Paddle (English Version)
    Dull Knives are the most dangerous ones.

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