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March 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
Golden moments
Capturing memories at the cabin can lead to amazing prizes!
pg. 9
Clips & tips
Bookshelf: Two very different takes on the great outdoors.
Win Great Prizes: Photo contest kick-off!
Boating: 5 tips for fuel efficiency.
A Cabin Defined: What it's called depends on where you live.
Skipper Test: Test your knowledge!
Bird Watch: The great blue heron.
pg. 10
A guided tour through one man's life — via his tackle box.
pg. 14
Build your own canoe
In one week you can float on your own boat.
pg. 16
Best tow boats
Watersports machines that don't skimp on the family fun!
pg. 20
Wet & wild water toys
Hang on tight! Check out these fast, fun new towables.
pg. 22
... from these 3 wild threats!
pg. 24
Cast off old man winter with these great tips.
pg. 26
9 fine flicks to cure the bad-weather blues.
pg. 28
Quick & easy gourmet
Amaze your guests with this fast feast for 10!
With recipes for:
Chicken Marbella
Super Side Salad
pg. 30
Grill master
Create a fiesta on your grill — these recipes are full of fiery flavor!
Grilled Chicken Quesadillas
Grilled Salsa
Grilled Pork Tacos al Pastor
pg. 32
Life at my cabin
A reader shares how to grin and "bear" it.
pg. 34
Cabin Home
Ideas & inspiration for your deck or patio
On the Cover: This outdoor room centers on a magnificent outdoor fireplace.
pg. 35
Clips & tips
My Cabin: Endless outdoor adventures; Fielding Lake, Alaska.
Peace of Mind: Protect your belongings.
Bookshelf: How to build a house
Generators: Nifty tool.
pg. 36
Planting paradise
Before & After: This mountain getaway outside Las Vegas has evolved into a tranquil oasis.
pg. 38
Dreams on paper
Peaceful Retreat: Huge deck, tall stone chimney and wonderful windows — not a bad start!
pg. 41
Must-know tips for successful door installation.
PLUS: Tool Tip of the Month
pg. 42
Going Green: Aren't you glad we don't do that anymore?
pg. 44
Time for serenity
Featured Getaway: Rustic mountain retreat that's all about family.
pg. 46
Outdoor living
Cool Stuff: Outfit your patio, with styles ranging from fun to rustic to fishy — yes, fishy!
pg. 52
Deck contest winners
How do we love our decks? Let us count the ways!
pg. 54
Stains and finishes
Tips for the finishing touches to ensure a long life for your deck.
pg. 56
Whether refinancing or selling, get the best valuation for your place.
pg. 57
In Every Issue
From the deck
pg. 6
General delivery
pg. 7
Questions & answers
pg. 8
Premiere properties
pg. 58
Real estate directory
pg. 58
Marketplace/country store
pg. 61
Classifieds
pg. 64
Featured advertisers index
pg. 65
Lights out:
Land of the Morning Calm
pg. 66
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