July/August 2009
Volume 9

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. 

Cabin Living
Take the Plunge

The wait is over — leap with both feet into this fantastic season!

pg. 9
Clips & Tips
Bookshelf: Complete Survival Manual and The Pond Guidebook.
Win Great Prizes: 2009 Photo Contest.
Cool Stuff: Hot new stuff for the grill.
Hammocks: Making naps portable.
Summer Drink: The perfect margarita?
Bird Watch: Discovering the beautiful sora.
pg. 10

The boat ramp claims another victim.

pg. 14
For the love of it
A national champion barefooter reflects on a life lived on the water.
PLUS: Lodges for watersports lovers.
pg. 16

Knowing the basics can turn a kayak trip from backbreaking to breathtaking.

pg. 18

17 creative ways to combat cabin fever. (Indoor bobsledding, anyone?)

pg. 20
An angler's tips for catching monster fish.
PLUS: Hot new fishing gear!
pg. 22

How to find the perfect viewing spot on the water.

pg. 26

Enjoy these sweet, seasonal fruits year-round with this simple, delicious recipe.

pg. 27
Grill master
It's gas vs. charcoal; who's the champ?
With recipes for: 
Lemon Shrimp Skewers
Simple Skirt Steak Fajitas
pg. 28
Living the dream

The stars align for one happy couple.

pg. 32
Cabin Home

A cottage overlooks an island known for its wild horses. Where did these beautiful animals come from?

pg. 35
Clips & tips
My Cabin: Our A-frame, Upper Peninsula, Mich.
Bookshelf: Junk Beautiful.
Going Green: Easing into solar.
Generators: 5 uses for portable units.
pg. 36

5 innovative exteriors — ruggedly beautiful and eco-friendly.

pg. 38
Dreams on paper
Home Plans: This beach house might turn a serious face to the street, but its other side is all fun.
pg. 40

A little getaway (with a great view) gets a sorely needed renovation. The result: An escape that embraces the vista while maintaining a small footprint.

pg. 42

Must-know steps for constructing an outbuilding to store your stuff and complement your cabin.

pg. 46
Window shopping made easy
Going Green: With these tips, you won't be overwhelmed when selecting new or replacement windows.
pg. 51
Featured Getaway: Some people simply collect vintage treasures. This couple designed their entire cottage around their antiques!
pg. 52
In Every Issue
From the deck
pg. 6
General delivery
pg. 7
Questions & answers
pg. 8
Premiere properties
pg. 59
Real estate directory
pg. 60
Marketplace/country store
pg. 62
pg. 64
Featured advertisers index
pg. 65
Lights out:

Early Morning

pg. 66
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