See also: Packrafting: A Beginner’s Guide
Published in 2021, Fernhurst Books’ Inflatable Kayaking: A Beginner’s Guide is a large-format book of 48 pages which covers all types of IKs from PVC recreational cheapies to top-end expedition boats, as well as gear, techniques and paddling environments with which to develop your skills. By summer 2022 it was a top three bestseller on amazon.
See the Contents page below.
Since 1990 I’ve made a living writing dozens of guidebooks on adventure travel and like to think of myself as a master at saturating the printed page with hard-won knowledge, ideas and experience. You can spend migraine-inducing days bouncing around the internet (not least this website!) or trawling through Facebook finding out about IKs for free. Or, if you get the value of printed guidebooks, spend less than a tenner on this primer, then get back online armed with the essentials of what you need to know. See the free preview on amazon.