A fun read and great information for anyone with a propensity to paddle. A fundamental guide for the novice in canoeing and hilarious “I’ve been there” anecdotes for the experts. Illustrated.
"A lighthearted, educational insight into environmentally friendly wilderness travel."
- Victoria Jason, author of Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak
"This book makes Canoeing is for Everyone a reality."
- Kathy Taylor-Hallick, president of the Canadian Recreation Canoeing Association
"A quick, easy read full of tips and advice for beginners interested in venturing out into the wilderness, Allan P. Bayne's Bugs, Sweat and Fears gives a basic overview of canoe tripping. It includes information on edible wild plants, trip and menu planning, equipment and safety, low-impact camping, and wilderness etiquette."
- Jessica Irvine, Perimeter
"Bugs, Sweat and Fears offers a lighthearted, easy to read look at wilderness camping, interspersed with personal anecdotes from Al's own canoeing experiences."
- Eye Witness
Bugs, Sweat and Fears "offers an appealing, and simple, introduction to canoeing for those whose lives have seldom taken them off the beaten track and into the wilderness."
- Tim Plett, The Carillon
"For anyone who is tempted to take the plunge into wilderness canoe camping but has qualms about doing so, Bugs, Sweat and Fears is a super introduction.."
- Janet Money, CBRA
Allan Bayne is the former director of Wild-Wise, where he continues to lead canoe trips and do volunteer work. Wild-Wise is a wilderness canoe program that serves people of all abilities and is operated by Manitoba Pioneer Camp. Al also teaches a course called Wilderness Leadership at Providence College. He took his first canoe trip at age 38, and it was a life-changing experience. He lives with his wife Barbara in southern Manitoba.