Issues

September/October 2009

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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Cabin Living
Autumn skies
All you need for fine, fall stargazing is a comfy chair — and maybe a blanket.
pg. 9
Clips & tips
Bookshelf: Wicked Plants and Bringing Nature Home.
Win Great Prizes: 2009 photo contest.
Trolling Motors: The best of what's new.
Boat Insurance: Are you really covered?
Bird Feeders: Building the buffet.
Bird Watch: Finding the elusive vireo.
Firewood: Stop the spread of exotic insects!
pg. 10
The blue-eyed girl in the polka-dot dress and one unforgettable summer.
pg. 14
Cool weather makes for some hot fishing!
pg. 16
Boating fun
5 ways to have a fantastic time floating.
pg. 20
Looking sharp
Blurry images go bye-bye with image stabilization for cameras and binoculars.
pg. 21
A crash-free crash-course in ATVs!
pg. 22
Use these tips and your firewood will warm you twice.
pg. 24
Wood-fired pizza
A Dutch oven and a campfire combine to make the perfect pie.
Pot Roast Pizza
3-Cheese Veggie Pizza
pg. 28
Grill master: veggies
pg. 30
Living the dream
On the trail of the elusive Maine moose.
pg. 32
Cabin Home
Top trees
What's your favorite? Find out how it stacks up.
pg. 33
Clips & tips
My Cabin: Loving life on the river; Mead, Wash.
Emergency Power: When firing up a portable generator, pick the right power cords.
Cool stuff: Hot tub rocks
Decking Choices: Tips for choosing among natural woods, pressure-treated woods and composites.
Bookshelf: Outdoor Entertaining Idea Book and Patio & Stone.
pg. 34
Escaping disaster
True Story: This family barely averted tragedy. Here's how you can avoid this type of terrible mishap.
pg. 38
Pictorial: Take a peek at grand structures gracing waters from the Adirondacks to North Carolina to Lake Tahoe.
pg. 40
A few winning tricks go a long way; you'll feel like an expert in no time.
PLUS: Tool tip of the month.
pg. 46
Pointers from a pro for stress-free renting.
pg. 48
Homebuilding guide
Before you build or renovate, start your research here.
pg. 50
Before & After: This retreat was saved from the wrecking ball and renovated into a real gem.
pg. 54
Dreams on paper
Home Plans: This dream vacation home makes a perfect ski lodge or lakeside escape.
pg. 58
In Every Issue
From the deck
pg. 6
General delivery
pg. 7
Questions & answers
pg. 8
Premiere properties
pg. 60
Real estate directory
pg. 61
Marketplace/country store
pg. 62
Classifieds
pg. 64
Featured advertisers index
One Last Time
pg. 66
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