February/March 2002

Cabin Life February March 2002
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. 
Old-time fish bait has evolved into pure American folk art. These fish can be lifelike or purely decorative, but as angler Mary Thompson points out, they all know how to swim.
pg. 20
Sash Appeal
Today's hi-tech windows offer more than good looks. Window shopper Jana Voelke Studelska finds that new technologies and new materials can help enhance your comfort and view.
pg. 30
In Bob We Trust
Everyone knows a "Bob" — the guy who can fix anything. But for the times when Bob's not around, cabin owner Cherie Parker has created a primer on the handymen, specialists and local officials every cabin owner should know.
pg. 38
Turn out the lights, the party's starting. The stargazing party, that is. Amateur astronomer Pat Kelley takes stargazers on a virtual tour of the night sky.
pg. 44
Boat Show Mania
All decked out and somewhere to go. Boat show veteran Laura Wisniewski provides a road map for getting the most out of the shows.
pg. 52
Sweet Stuff
Sugar meisters turn maple sap into golden syrup in a ritual that's hundreds of years old. Susan Rudi Rodsjo grabs a bucket to find out how it's done.
pg. 72
From the Deck
Warming Up: Of fish decoys, awards and the new readers' Photo Album.
pg. 6
General Delivery
Letters from Cabin Life, Cabin Living readers.
pg. 7
Questions & Answers
Cedar closets and deer licks.
pg. 8
Photo Album
Photos from our readers' favorite getaways.
pg. 10
50 Below and All's Well: Sometimes you have to go overboard to protect yourself from Cold Man Winter.
pg. 12
Cool Stuff
The Hearth: Some things that caught our attention, from extreme to ridiculous, from just plain useful to just plain cool.
pg. 14
Wild Things
Swinging from the Branches: Why our children need the wild of our cabins even more than we do.
pg. 17
The Grill Master
Slather, Smear, Sizzle and Sear: The Grill Master falls in love with pulled pork barbeque and his wife-to-be.
pg. 58
A Moveable Feast
Souper Traditions: There's a little bit of magic in creating broths and stews that warm the soul.
pg. 64
Putzing Around
Wood Pile Envy: Having a wood-burning hot tub is a good excuse to pile it on.
pg. 77
Sports & Recreation
Tackling the Box: Step aside, IRS! It's time to get the fishing gear in order.
pg. 79
Regional Spotlight
Marquette County, Michigan: Welcome to Da U.P., home of Yoopers, pasties and Lake Superior agates.
pg. 83
Lights Out
Cabin Dreaming: Everyone needs something to look forward to. For Grandpa Art, it was summer at the cabin.
pg. 90
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