About the Author
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.
A review of the book I wrote on Amazon:
This book by Tim & Susannah Gent is a must if you are like us interested in trying out open canoeing and love the outdoors. My wife and I are complete novices, even though we are both keen seakayakers. The book is well written and full of good advice and beautiful photos. One can see that Tim is genuine about his love of nature and his wish to get people on the water and experience camping in beautiful places. Since reading this book we have been out canoeing with a local club and really loved it. Thanks Tim for passing on your enthusiasm for a beautiful way of exploring the countryside.