Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers, wilderness guides, national and foreign consultants, and is the most published canoeing/camping writer of this century. He is a professional canoe guide and outfitter, a wilderness canoeing and camping consultant and the author of over a dozen top-selling books on camping and canoeingó numerous titles have been translated into Spanish, German, French and Turkish with sales approaching one million copies. His video, The Forgotten Skills, details the most important campcraft procedures.
Cliff's methods are proven by the sweat of pack and paddle and are reminiscent of the days when skills were more important than things. A retired environmental science teacher (34 years!), Cliff is respected by educators for his backcountry ethics, water quality, and wilderness navigation curricula. The Wilderness Meal, an outdoor ethics unit he wrote for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNR), is among the most successful environmental education activities of all time. You'll find a copy in his book, Boundary Waters Canoe Camping With Style.
The book entitled, The 20th Anniversary Edition: Expedition Canoeing is the authoritative resource for wilderness canoe expeditions. The map & compass curriculum developed for the Minnesota DNR, and Water, Water, Everywhere, But...-- an environmental education project was authored in cooperation with HACH chemical company--is used in hundreds of secondary schools and community colleges throughout North America. Contributing editor, Canoe & Kayak Magazine. Consultant to Eckerd Family Youth Services and the Boy Scouts of America (canoeing section, Scout Field Book). Cliff is also a national and foreign outdoor tactics and equipment consultant whose speaking and consulting expertise have brought him to the Canadian Arctic, Norway, Sweden, Costa Rica and many of the 50 states. Cliff has also been hired to render expert opinions. An accomplished canoeist in his own right, Cliff was recently recognized by the American Canoe Association (ACA) which presented him with the Legends of Paddling Award and inducted him into the ACA Hall of Fame.
In May, 2011, The Sporting Life interviewed Cliff. That interview can be read on the Sporting Life Blog
Another interview can be viewed on the Piragis Outfitters web site.
A 2012 interview with Falcon Books (pdf file).
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