April 2013

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. 
From the Editor
Mark Johnson
When it comes to recycling, the ultimate is repurposing an entire cabin
pg. 6
Gone Cycling

How to choose the right bicycle for you, your guests and your cabin terrain.

pg. 24
Hot Boats: Fishing Canoes & Kayaks

Boats for reaching remote areas and getting plenty of exercise while fishing.

pg. 29
Get the boat cover that is right for you.
pg. 32

You can create a deluxe food prep, grilling and entertaining space on your deck or patio without breaking the bank.

Both inside and out, this renovation is all about connecting with nature.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus photos for the California cabin featured in “A Rustic Cabin Gets a Dramatic Update.”
pg. 38

Continue your outdoor fun into the evening hours by adding firelight to your open-air space.

pg. 45

A complete makeover results in a well-designed small retreat.

  • MORE ONLINE: Learn how to create a window box of your own like the one shown in the photo on the left.
pg. 48
In Every Issue
From the Deck
Orioles • Skipper test • History bits: Chain saws • Fun festivals • Fishing tips from Larry • Cool stuff for your yard & garden • Bookshelf • Lake association spotlight • Attract birds with water • Kitsch, and more!
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: More cool products for your cabin garden and landscape.
pg. 7
Protect your pet from pests, too.
pg. 16
My Cabin
A three-season getaway.
pg. 18
Photo Album
LOL moments.
pg. 20
Now & Then
Just add water.
pg. 22
Are We There Yet?
Catching falling stars.
pg. 53
Tooling Around
DIY weekend projects & tips:
    ■  Keeping deer at bay
    ■  Septic systems
    ■  Boat lift maintenance
pg. 54
Outdoor living at its finest.
pg. 58
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Treat your taste buds by adding rhubarb to the cabin menu.
pg. 60

6 Tips for charcoal grilling. Plus, recipes for a grilled cheeseburger and a spring cocktail.

pg. 62


  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: More about this private cabin near Bozeman, Mont.
pg. 66
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