September/October 2001

Cabin Life July August 2001
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 Deck
Seasonal Transitions: Hanging on to the last vestiges of summer.
pg. 6
General Delivery
Letters from Cabin Life, Cabin Living readers.
pg. 8
Questions & Answers
Bearskin rugs, gas refrigerators and tree burls.
pg. 10
Garage of Dreams: If you build it, stuff will come.
pg. 14
Cool Stuff
Uber Gear: High-tech trail gear to fit any level of obsession.
pg. 16
Wild Things
Busy Beavers: They're preparing for winter while you're still playing in the water.
pg. 20
A Moveable Feast
Haute Dish: These aren't your grandmother's casseroles.
pg. 62
Grill Master
Slather, Smear, Sizzle and Sear: The Grill Master has the last word on the perfect steak.
pg. 72
Sports & Recreation
Under Wraps: How to protect your boat from weather, critters and grime.
pg. 82
Fun & Games
Pressed for Time: A leaf press preserves memories as well as autumn's colors.
pg. 87
Regional Spotlight
Gunflint Trail, Minnesota: Rugged country is a naturalist's delight.
pg. 90
Lights Out
Fox Hunting: What happens when a satellite dish ignores the World Series?
pg. 98
On the Fly
For a small group of cabin owners, getting there is half the fun. Landlubber Spencer Foxworth discovers what floatplane pilots already know: Turbulence is fun.
pg. 22
Winter's Least Wanted
Cold weather, animals, vandals and thieves can damage your cabin when you're not there. Whether you're a seasonal resident or a winter weekender, cottage owner Diane Forrest has some advice on how you can thwart winter's invaders.
pg. 30
Closing Rituals
At Thousand Island Park, N.Y., closing up is done on a big scale. Summer resident Nancy Cain gets swept up by the rituals that mark the end of another season.
pg. 36
Staying Later
There's no better time than autumn, alone, in a cabin deep in the woods. The fall that Laura Saari stayed later, she found herself with sharpened senses and more attuned to nature's rhythms.
pg. 40
Tell Me A Scary Story
An introduction to the art of by-the-seat-of-your-pants storytelling. The plot, characters and story ideas abound wherever you look, says master storyteller Andrew Nygren.
pg. 44
I Am A Duck
It was ignorance that landed Art Jones a place among the Mallard and Muscovy Tribes. Unaware of The Ways of Duck, he was seduced by a tiny, shivering, yellow ball of fluff he found one morning outside the back door.
pg. 50
Touches of Luxury
It doesn't take a fortune to create a luxurious atmosphere. When all is said and done, the specs are not nearly as important as the ambiance you create at your cabin.
pg. 54
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