Book: Inflatable Kayaking; A Beginner’s Guide 2021

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Published in 2021, Fernhurst’s 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.
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 or trawling down through Facebook finding out about IKs for free. Or you can spend less than a tenner for the ‘good oil’, then get back online armed with the essentials of what you need to know. See the free preview on amazon.

5 thoughts on “Book: Inflatable Kayaking; A Beginner’s Guide 2021

  1. Simon Neal

    Inflatable Kayaking: A Beginner’s Guide. Received my copy direct from Fernhurst Books this week. This is a great little guide which summarises the wealth of experience Chris Scott has gained over the years – I wish it had been available this time last year when I was getting my first airkayak!!. Easily readable, good pictures and the diagrams and explanations cover all areas from kayak designs, seating types, leg braces, repairs, where to paddle, … make the book an ideal ‘go to’ resource. Essential for anyone owning or thinking of buying an inflatable kayak. Sure to become the most authorative guide.

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  2. Alex MultimodalPackrafting

    Hi Chris,
    this is great news, this website and especially your review of the Nomad S1D has been the main inspiration to move from kayaking to packrafting 2 years ago.
    I am looking forward to reading it and also gifting it to fellow kayakers, who are very interested exploring hybrid world of “packkayaks” (great name by the way).
    Unfortunately pre-ordering on amazon isn’t possible at the moment (“out of stock”), I assume this is just temporary?

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    1. Chris S Post author

      Hi Alex the Nomad S1 was a great boat. I should have done more with mine. Would have been just right for the Massif.
      I don’t think the book is even printed yet but pre-orders of a forthcoming book presupposes it is not in stock yet..
      I just tried and was able pre-order + postage (you have to be careful they don’t trick you into joining Prime). It was easy to cancel.
      From from AT it is different.

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      1. Alex MultimodalPackrafting

        Hi Chris, thanks and indeed pre-ordering it with an Austrian address doesn’t work at the moment, but it worked with the Uk address of a British relative who will pass it on. And as you mentioned will very likely work again as soon as it comes out. I assume an additional e-book version was not a viable amazon option and would be counterproductive to the purpose and sales of paperback (my preference anyway)?

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      2. Chris S Post author

        Actually, I believe Fernhurst plan to make an e-version. They do with their other books.
        A heavily illustrated book like this would drive me nuts trying to read on a phone (as would anything longer than a text) but then, I am ‘of a certain age’.

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