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November/December 2001

Cabin Life November December 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. 
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Features
Cozy Fireplaces
They're the hearth and soul of your cabin. Dick Pirozzolo introduces a host of modern fireplaces you can't help but fall in love with.
pg. 22
Super Sleds
Lynda Twardowski was less than three feet tall when she discovered the magic of sledding down a giant hill. Whether high-tech or classic, sleds have the potential to make adventurers of us all.
pg. 30
Winter Walking
Don't let Jack Frost come nipping at your toes. Outdoor writer Ernest Lorensson walks you through the basics of dressing your feet for winter's cold.
pg. 36
Snowmobile Savvy
Once you've sunk a brand new snowmobile to the bottom of a lake, says Susan Rudi Rodsjo, you pay attention to how thick the ice is.
pg. 42
New Look for Old Wood
For cabins with reclaimed timber, it's not just the same old story. Jenny Dalen introduces us to a new perspective on building with used wood.
pg. 50
A History of Log Cabins
Understanding how log structures have evolved adds another dimension to appreciating old wood.
pg. 58
Estate Planning
You want the cabin to pass to the kids, to stay in the family once you're gone. The process starts here.
pg. 60
Departments
From the Deck
In Praise of Winter: It's a time of year for reflection and spending time with family and friends.
pg. 6
General Delivery
Letters from Cabin Life, Cabin Living readers.
pg. 8
Questions & Answers
Roasting chestnuts, sharpening ice blades.
pg. 10
Living With Cabinitis
Plumb Awful: How could installing a pump be so hard?
pg. 12
Wild Things
For the Birds: Watch what happens when birds and animals spot these edible ornaments.
pg. 14
Sports & Recreation
Skijoring: Try this sport for the fun of it, or do it for Rover's waistline.
pg. 16
Putzing Around
Straight-Through Wood Box: A no-mess solution for bringing firewood indoors.
pg. 20
Grill Master
Slather, Smear, Sizzle and Sear: The Grill Master tips over a turkey.
pg. 70
A Moveable Feast
Sweet Retreat: Holiday desserts that don't eat up a lot of time.
pg. 78
Cool Stuff
Gifts for the Cabin: Don't forget one of the loves of your life.
pg. 88
Regional Spotlight
Mount Snow Valley, Vt.: Ski country right off New England's main thoroughfare.
pg. 92
Lights Out
The cup: Cabin hand-me-downs are a link to those who have been special in our lives.
pg. 98
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