Tom Watson

Tom Watson is a freelance writer specializing in self-reliance in the outdoors, kayaking, camping and other back-country activities. He’s a former owner and operator of a kayak touring venture on Kodiak Island. A frequent contributor to several outdoor websites and publications, he’s also authored several guidebooks on hiking and camping in Minnesota. He’s an active, award-winning member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. (Photo: Courtesy of Tom Watson)

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