April 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. 
These hoppers metamorphose, switch habitat between land and water, and change up their camo to blend with their surroundings.
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Challenge your friends and family in the 1st Annual Cabin Open!
pg. 23
How to Get Started Sailing at the Cabin
All it takes is a little curiosity, a few beginner lessons, and a simpler boat than you think to take a wind-powered joyride on your lake.
pg. 24
Hammer Flowers to Make Art

Grab some flowers from the cabin wilderness, and try this fun technique with the kids to make the flowers and your memories last a lifetime.

pg. 28

… If you keep your head, that is. Learn how to get found if you accidently get lost, and find out how to hike smarter next time.

pg. 32
Reclaiming History in Montana

A 19th-century homestead gets a semi-modern makeover.

pg. 34
Great Kitchens for Hanging Out In

At the cabin, there’s no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. Get inspired by these 5 beautiful designs.

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A list of some of the manufacturers and craftspeople whose products appear in the "Great Kitchens to Hang Out In."
Floor plans and bonus photos, including some "before" images, of the "Great Kitchens to Hang Out In."
Instant & Endless Hot Water: Is it Really for You?
We answer your top questions about tankless water heaters.
pg. 46
A Vintage Beach Cottage Turns Traveler
This early-20th-century bungalow caught a barge from Canada to the U.S., then uprooted one more time to capture a world-class view.
pg. 48
More images of the "Vintage Beach Cottage" being moved.

Experts from New York’s Adirondacks and Wisconsin’s lakes regions show you how to beautify your property, cabin-style!

pg. 52
Use Stackable Bricks to Beautify Your Foundation
How easy is this project? LEGO easy.
pg. 54
In Every Issue
From the Deck

Pontoon Mania, the courtship flights of the American Woodcock, the skipper test, how to declutter, kitsch, bathroom-renovation inspirations, demo safety 101, the 411 on moving your cabin, GPS tools for fun and safety, and more!

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The View from Here
Paul Sullivan: The summer cook.
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Paul Sullivan's recipes for fried fish, mashed potatoes, and a perk-up for pork and beans.
My Cabin

An Alabama cabin gets its name from an unexpected visitor, and one Pennsylvania family remembers what’s really important.

pg. 18
Craftsman cabin: This getaway goes beyond 90º angles.
pg. 58
Dreams on Paper: Bonus Floor Plan
Check out a concept for finishing the upper level space above the garage of the "Craftsman Cabin."

Happy hour at the cabin: 3 twists on tradition, 4 wines under $10, and 5 craft beers for spring.

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Quick & Easy Gourmet
pg. 60
Grill Master
The perfect grilled porterhouse.

Get more of David Bowers' tips and recommendations for grilling the perfect steak in the September/October 2001 issue of Cabin Life.
pg. 62
Lights Out
Inadvertent wildlife whisperer.
pg. 66
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