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Living the Cabin Life

Now that you've found and built your perfect cabin, it's time to reap the benefits of cabin life. Enjoy outdoor recreation like hiking and boating, learn about the nature that resides around your property, and prepare for hosting large families and guests so you're stress-free.

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Caramel-Chocolate-Pecan Pie
Caramel-Chocolate-Pecan Pie
In our book, you can’t go wrong with chocolate, caramel, or pecan pie in any form. Combine all three in one pie, and the result is sheer unadulterated bliss!
Pumpkin Bars with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Bars with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting
If you’ve been in search of the best-ever pumpkin bar recipe, here it is! Its cakey texture and rich frosting make this one spe...
3 Ways to Preserve and Can Your Fall Harvest
3 Ways to Preserve and Can Your Fall Harvest
Keep the kitchen shelves stocked and loaded with these canning, dehydrating, or freezing tips for your fall harvest.
Leptospirosis: The Disease to Know About If You're Near the Water
Leptospirosis: The Disease to Know About If You're Near the Water
Leptospirosis is an unseen bacteria that lurks in waters. The odds of it spreading goes up in the summer because the disease st...
Fire Restrictions: What Does a Fire Ban Mean?
Fire Restrictions: What Does a Fire Ban Mean?
The United States Forest Service uses its fire restriction and fire ban system to stop dangerous activities when the risk of st...
How One Minnesota Mother Embodies Healthy Living and Sustainability
How One Minnesota Mother Embodies Healthy Living + Sustainability
The Minnesota mother lives in an A-frame in the woods with her chalk-artist husband, two dogs, two cats, ducks and chickens.
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Classic ingredients, classic recipe—cordon bleu is old school but this new twist proves it still has plenty of life!
Hot Accessories for Your Porch
4 Hot Accessories for Your Porch
Whether you’re having friends over for a drink or serving dinner to a crowd, make sure you keep your loved ones warm and cozy a...
DIY Copper Garden Tower
DIY Copper Garden Tower
Build this trellis in a day. Then use it to dress up any corner of your garden!
DIY: Build Your Own Adirondack Chair
DIY: Build Your Own Adirondack Chair
Adirondack chairs are the perfect accessory for any outdoor cabin space. Add a touch of personal flair to your yard by followin...
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The Right Place to Put a Bird Feeder
The perfect place to put a bird feeder isn't as easy to figure out as you might think.
The Best Weekend Backpack to Take to the Cabin
The Best Weekend Backpack to Take to the Cabin
Finding a backpack that conveniently carries all your things—while still looking fashionable—for that quick weekend getaway at ...
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The 8 Best Board Games to Play at the Cabin
While you’re at the cabin, there’s a good chance you want to spend most of your time outside. Nature rules at the cabin, but th...
How to Keep Your Animals Safe During the Summer Heat
How to Keep Your Dog Safe During the Summer Heat
One of the most important things pet owners can do during the summer is make sure their dogs stay safe during the hottest months.
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How to Teach a Dog to Swim
Teaching a dog to swim can seem daunting, but we've got tips from an expert to make it a little bit easier!
Our Favorite Fire-Making Tools
Our Favorite Fire-Making Tools
Not everyone can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together. Here are some of the best tools to help ignite the spark.
How To Start a Fire Without Matches
How To Start a Fire Without Matches
Even the most experienced outdoors enthusiasts may find themselves stranded from time to time with no means to start a fire. Th...
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The Best Life Jackets for Dogs
We've rounded up the best life jackets to keep your dog safe on the water this summer.
Grill-Fired Pork Steaks with Smoky Greens
Grill-Fired Pork Steaks with Smoky Greens
Here’s an inexpensive pork steak that grills up like a sirloin but packs the flavor of pricier pork cuts.
Sweet Potato Hash
Sweet Potato Hash
Add this sweet potato hash to any main course and you’ve got a work of art.