In this book Tim Gent shares his enthusiasm for and experience of travelling and camping from an open canoe.
He covers planning a journey, selecting the right canoe and equipment for the journey and how to pack your canoe. All the traditional skills of campcraft such as fire lighting, cooking on an open fire, campsite selection and many more are explored, as are the more modern lightweight options.
If you read Tim's book you will be inspired to paddle off into the distance and experience the joys of a waterborne nomadic existence even if only for a break from our modern sedentary lifestyle.
Tim has enjoyed an outdoor life since childhood. Farming, forestry conservation and archaeology have provided a working environment in the field, and contributed to an understanding of the land. While paddling and camping from Arctic Scandinavia to the Mediterranean coast, he has absorbed more, and hopes he is still learning.
Writing about fishing, hillwalking, canoeing and camping, Tim had the first of many magazine articles published in 1990. He is a regular contributor to Canoe and Kayak UK and Bushcraft and Survival Skills, and often writes for The Great Outdoors.
When not camping, Tim and Susannah live in Devon, England, midway between Dartmoor and the Atlantic coast.