August 2011

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. 
These social and spirited animals bring joy to cabin country, and we can't keep from grinning!    
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Best Lake Scenes
Special photo feature: 10 reader photos spotlighting perfect moments on the water.

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A mother shares her secrets for starting a fun new family tradition your kids will love.

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An angling rookie catches his first keeper with a little bit of help from the pros.

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New technology and creative designs make outside fun more comfortable and safe.

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One man finds peace and happiness at the foot of Alaska's "Great One," Mt. McKinley.

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A master gardener shares his tips for growing show-stopping annuals. COVER IMAGE

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Friends call Bick Smith the "Viewfinder." The name is well-deserved, judging by the 360-degree view from his Montana cabin.

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Design Ideas: Capturing the View
Whether you build one for a bunkhouse or just to capture the view, towers are a hot trend for cabin
owners from Minnesota to Washington.

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This airy, compact Cape Cod cabin abounds with pleasant views, breezes and sunshine.

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A fun way to get clean outdoors – and provide an extra shower for crowded cabin weekends.

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Food, Friends & Fun
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Learn the secrets to delicious homemade bread from a mom who learned the secrets from her mom – and carry on this great family tradition.

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Move aside the burgers and brats, and clear some space for a smoky, grilled meal your guests will never forget.

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Two great drinks – one for adults and one for everyone – featuring the refreshing taste of watermelon.

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In Every Issue
Q & A
How to deal with dusty rural roads and how to cope with a bird's nest on your cabin.

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From the Deck
Birding, the best kayaks for 2011, renovating tips to maximize your ROI, 10 things that should not leak into your lake, fishing tips, fun with watermelon, what's hot in grilling – and more!
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My Cabin
Stories from our readers: "Neighbors" from Wisconsin and "Renovations" from Minnesota.

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Paul Sullivan: A sparkling evening creates fireworks on and off the water.

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Floor plan: A pair of fireplaces warms the open living spaces in this comfortable cabin.

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Weekends at the cabin: Some of us hike, some fish, some lounge in the hammock with a good book. And then there are the Spencers ...

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