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.
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Paddle Your Own Canoe or Tip for Boys is a wonderful guidebook written with the intention of inspiring young boys to embrace outdoor activities, offering them guidance on what they can do and how they can do it effectively, safely, and enjoyably. In a time when children have forgotten the lost art of tree-climbing or the joys of rural exploration and instead spend their time staring at a computer screen or tapping away at tablet computers, this little book has become more valuable than ever. Filled with information on interesting and exciting out-door pursuits, Paddle Your Own Canoe or Tip for Boys is a great book for getting young boys interested in the outdoors and is not to be missed by discerning parents. This book has been elected for modern republication due to its timeless educational value, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on the subject.
The most comprehensive book ever written on canoeing technique... essential guide for recreational paddlers is packed with information. -- Bushwacker's Wilderness Journal 09/2003.
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.
- Author : Kmandal Press
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2019-12-18
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 124
- ISBN : 1675024073
Love Many Trust Few And Always Paddle Your Own Canoe Canoeing Notebook This is a great book to take for Canoeing and to Track of Canoeing Details 6" x9" White Paper Matte cover 120 Pages Make a wonderful Journal for Canoeing or give it as a perfect gift
Walter Conrad, the hero, is unexpectedly reduced from affluence to poverty, and compelled to fight his own way in life. Undaunted by misfortune, he makes up his mind to "paddle his own canoe," and, declining, the offers of friends, sets to work with a resolute will and persistent energy, which command success in the end.--Provided by author in preface.
Paddle your own canoe first. It's your responsibility wholly to take care of yourself first, before anyone else. No one else is going to rescue you or save you. You need to save yourself and that's the only way that progress will be made in your life.
Walter Conrad, a rich boy at boarding school, is summoned home when his father becomes ill.
Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe. This is a lined notebook (lined front and back). Simple and elegant. 110 pages, high quality cover and (6 x 9) inches in size.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 18??
- Genre : Ballads, Welsh
- Pages : 4
- ISBN : OCLC:1118577593
- Author : W. F. Woodworth
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1876
- Genre : Deaf
- Pages : 64
- ISBN : NYPL:33433000761092
- Author : Horatio Alger
- Publisher : Forgotten Books
- Release Date : 2016-08-26
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 384
- ISBN : 1333368038
Excerpt from Strong and Steady, or Paddle Your Own Canoe Yes, it is now, but father furnished it at his own expense. He said he was willing to lay out a little money to make me comfortable. That's more than my father said. He told me it wouldn't do me any harm to rough it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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.
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.