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February 2009

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. 
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Cabin Living
Outdoor fireplaces
Cozy up in front of a toasty fire while the stars twinkle above.
pg. 9
Clips & tips
Bookshelf: Book of Animal Ignorance and The Hammock.
Pontoon Mania: Submit your pics now!
Skipper Test: How much do you know?
Bird Watch: The beautiful brown creeper.
PWCs: Now built for tow sports.
Cool Stuff: Stay comfy & warm this winter!
Outdoor Rooms: Exterior decorating.
pg. 10
Perspectives
A life measured in boat repairs.
pg. 14
A galloping good time
One family's adventures horseback riding in Montana.
pg. 15
Photo contest winners
These super snapshots from readers capture cabin life in all its glory!
pg. 16
They're more versatile than you'd imagine.
PLUS: Four perfect picks for your cabin.
pg. 22
Getting a lift
How incline trams helped two families conquer steep climbs.
pg. 28
Grill master
pg. 30
Quick & easy gourmet
Wow your guests with this simple and elegant dish!
With a recipe for:
Seared Tuna with Tapenade Vinaigrette and Mixed Field Greens
pg. 32
Life at my cabin
A woman's moving return to the cottage of her youth.
pg. 35
Boat/motor/PWC resource guide
pg. 24
Cabin Home
True blue bliss
Your ideal cottage: You know it when you see it.
pg. 37
Clips & tips
My Cabin: From weekenders to full-timers; Eagle River, Wis.
Financing: What you need to know about home loans and lines of credit.
Reader's Tip: Snow-proofing the deck in high mountain country.
Fridge Advice: Save a quick $10 per month.
Bookshelf: Gadgets and Green Home.
Passive Solar: Cut your energy costs by 60 percent.
Septic Tips: Heal your system, plus —
Bookshelf: Septic manual.
pg. 38
Dreams on paper
Rustic Retreat: A family getaway with great amenities for entertaining.
pg. 42
The well-sited cabin
Make the most out of your land's character and personality.
pg. 43
Keep your money from going up in smoke
Going Green: Eco-friendly fireplaces produce more heat with less fuel — while saving you loot, to boot!
pg. 46
Paradise found on a Maine peninsula
Featured Getaway: A cottage on the coast goes from snug to spectacular.
pg. 48
DIY: 8 easy fixes, so little glitches don't ruin your leisure time or budget.
PLUS: Tool tip of the month.
pg. 52
How To: Tame the grounds that surround your vacation home paradise.
pg. 55
A real estate agent can be your biggest asset or your biggest obstacle to finding the perfect getaway.
pg. 58
In Every Issue
From the deck
pg. 6
General delivery
pg. 7
Premiere properties
pg. 59
Real estate directory
pg. 61
Marketplace/country store
pg. 62
Classifieds
pg. 64
Featured advertisers index
pg. 65
futuro cabin
pg. 66
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