Kayaking is NOT a cheap sport. Unlike hiking which you can do by tossing some water bottles and a few sandwiches in your kids school backpack, Kayaking requires the purchase of a boat ($500-$1500), a PFD ($50-$150) and a paddle ($50-$100) at the minimum! So it’ll cost you between $600 and $2k just to start the sport.
Then by the time you toss in all that extra gear you should have like dry-bags, paddle leashes, tow-lines and sop on, your support gear may very well equal the initial investment.
BUT, there is hope!
For we-who-are-poor, but enjoy the sport, this book tells you how to make inexpensive paddling gear from junk you’d normally throw away! Filled with almost a hundred ideas for kayak and camping gear covering 68 chapters and illustrated with 31 drawings and designs plus 274 photos, this book will aid the do-it-yourselfer to make kayak and camping gear that is, in many places, better than what you can purchase.
So dif out your tool-box, dust off your apron, wander through the alleys and be ready to brag about what kind of camping and kayaking gear you have made!
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About the Author
Descended from Irish Nobles and a Barbary Coast Pirate, my interests are, by breeding, strange. After 28 years as a USAF Civil Engineer building hospitals and schools around the world, I find that knowing how to say "Please" and "Thank you" in the native language and being polite to be the best PR a person can have. I've been writing since the 1970's though only recently seeking a mass market for my material. I am famous in my own circles so Smashwords is an experiment in expanding myself. I am a single father who enjoys Martial Arts, Kayaking, Geocaching, Astronomy, reading, building things, inventing, brewing Mead, traveling and dressing up. I am also a Third Degree Gardnerian High Priest (Witch) of Desert Henge Coven in Tucson. Likes include a good pizza and Godiva Chocolate. Anything else I should include? Let me know.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While the author is definately a smart, crafty guy with great ideas for gear he has a major chauvanistic and homophobic sense of humor. Its like an obsession throughout the book. Being a female reader, I found his constant references to women as sex objects, getting laid, lesbians, and gay men as a complete turnoff. Perhaps he needs to seek counseling and try again.