February 2012

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. 
Rained Out? Make Your Own Movie!
To keep boredom at bay, collaborate with the kids to produce a family movie, transforming a foul-weather weekend into a filmmaking festival.
pg. 22
For more than 25 million years, the common loon has been a master of lake living, performing haunting songs, artful dives, and impressive dances.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: How a Diving Loon Captured My Heart
    A personal story by wildlife expert Brian M. Collins.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Common Loon Calls
    Listen to the different calls of the common loon, and learn what they mean from the interpretations of wildlife expert Brian M. Collins.
pg. 24
If natural loon habitat is disappearing on your lake, an artificial nesting platform may help keep these icons of the North calling your waters home sweet home.
pg. 27

Learn tricks from cabin-sharing veterans to ensure everyone gets time at the cabin.

pg. 29
Get expert tips on how to prep your gear now so you’re ready for spring fishing.
pg. 30
Get inspired! Check out 7 small getaways that are easy to care for, easy on the environment and big on style. COVER STORY
pg. 33
Peek inside this rustic log home with an up-north feel and beautiful handcrafted details.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: More photos of a “Cabin Built for Relaxation.”
    Browse bonus images of this Michigan log cabin with rustic, up-north flair.
pg. 38
Use these 10 tips to shape up this common trouble area in no time!
pg. 46
With some TLC, and a couple of strategic additions, a well-sited fixer-upper becomes a beloved retreat one project at a time.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: More photos of "Do-It-Yourselfers Revamp a Tiny Cabin."
pg. 50

Collecting, storing and using Mother Nature’s water supply has never been easier.

pg. 54
In Every Issue
From the Deck
We love kitsch, small-cabin decorating tips, cabin fever cures for gardeners, bottled water alternatives, an eco calendar, cool stuff for pets, cabin-style cookies, 12 low-tech security tips, the fishing gear you need, and more!
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Recipe for Ann Clark's Sugar Cookies & Frosting, perfect for the cabin-style cookie cutters featured in From the Deck!
pg. 8
Paul Sullivan: Lost in the dark.
pg. 17
The loon "breakfast club."
pg. 18
Dreams On Paper
Floor plan: A cozy, outdoorsy cabin.
pg. 49
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Super Bowl finger food: asparagus in puff pastry, Mediterranean nachos, and tropical chicken skewers.
pg. 56
Raise a glass to cabin love: Four romantic wines for Valentine’s Day, a beer custom-crafted for fishing buddies, and the Cabin Life martini.
pg. 58
Grill Master
Grilled romantic dinner for two: bruschetta with roasted red peppers, crispy salmon with cucumber salad, and gourmet s’mores.
pg. 60
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