Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lifting and Carrying Canoes - T.D Wood

Rating: ****

Lifting and Carrying Canoes can teach beginners, and remind more experienced paddlers how to transport their canoe from place to place. It is easy to find the information you are looking for and can offer helpful advice.

The article is grouped into 8 sections of information, allowing the reader to find their information very quickly. There is information and tips included for travelling with different amounts of people, which can be useful on a group trip. Also included are proper techniques on how to hold the canoe and balance its weight, with step-by-step procedures. Below each section on holding canoes is a section based on how to pick up a canoe. This section is helpful in order to avoid hurting yourself or damaging equipment when picking up a boat. The section teaches multiple methods, some involving different amounts of paddlers.

The article offered a load of helpful advice and would be a great piece to review from time to time. Since the writing is based off of sections, finding a method you need clarification with is easy, and saves you the time from reading the entire article. This would definitely be something that beginners should read before a canoeing trip of any sort as all the basics of canoe transport are covered. Even if you are not portaging long distances, you will have to take your boat out of the water at some point, and the article is helpful for both long and short distance travelling.  

Wood, T. D. "Lifting and Carrying Canoes." Lifting and Carrying Canoes. N.p., 18 Feb. 2014. Web. 29 Oct. 2014. <>.

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