October/November 2004

Cabin Life brings you the joy of cabin, cottage and lakehome living with ideas, information, and inspiration for your special place. Gorgeous photos, beautiful cabins, renovation ideas, delicious recipes and fun weekend projects are only a few of the things you'll receive in every issue of Cabin Life magazine. 
The secret to spectacular fall colors
Why are some years good for fall color, when others are not?
pg. 24
Getting a charge
Stronger and longer lasting, rechargeable batteries put power at your fingertips.
pg. 26
Water-skiing: How late will you go?
Just because the calendar says December, that's no reason to hang up the tow ropes.
pg. 28
Outdoor fireplaces
Open-air hearths can warm your nights and soothe your soul. Here's what you need to know before building yours.
pg. 32
Homebuilding resource guide
If building or renovating is in your plans, check out this listing of manufacturers, builders and designers.
pg. 38
Cool catalogs
Looking for holiday gift ideas? Here's where we find a few of our favorite things.
pg. 52
Moveable feast
Cooking for a Crowd: Whether it's 12 guests or 25, these tips will help your buffet line run smoothly.
pg. 54
Grill master
A Twist on Tradition: Guaranteed moistness, unparalleled taste. Roasting turkey one succulent section at a time.
pg. 56
Big Kid Toys: Do I belong in the Consumer Hall of Fame ... or Shame?
pg. 20
Wild things
Poor Old Porcupine: 30,000 quills and he falls out of trees — and you thought your life was rough.
pg. 22
Fit for the cabin
Incredible Bathroom Sinks: Washing your hands has never been this stylish.
pg. 42
Putzing around
Loving Your Logs: Caulking means never having to say it's drafty inside.
pg. 44
Sports & rec
Focus on Fish: 12 tips for photographing the big catch.
pg. 48
Lights out
In Memory Only: A scrapbook should also contain those photos never taken.
pg. 82
In Every Issue
From the deck
Something's in the air, and it smells like autumn.
pg. 6
General delivery
Letters from Cabin Life, Cabin Living readers.
pg. 8
Questions & answers
Masonry chimney, where's the front, electricity and docks, sharing the cabin.
pg. 10
Clips & quips
Cool stuff for the hearth, ATVs for two, extruded polystyrene insulation, cabin bookshelf and holiday ornaments.
pg. 12
Photo album
Photos from readers' favorite getaways.
pg. 64
Regional spotlight
Sandpoint, Idaho.
pg. 66
Premiere properties/real estate
pg. 68
Vacation rentals directory
pg. 73
Marketplace/country store
pg. 74
pg. 81
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