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February 2011

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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
A Dangerous Close-up?
Getting the perfect photo safely.
pg. 9
Clips & Tips
Bookshelf: Butterflies and honeybees.
Bird Watch: Gray jay.
Boating Quiz: Test your knowledge. 
Inflatables: A pontoon you can carry.
Cool Stuff: Fantastic firepits.
Fun & Games: Your top cabin board games.
Pets: This dog can jump!

pg. 10
10 Best Photos
Editors pick the 10 top “kids at the cabin” reader photos from the past 10 years.

pg. 14
A closer glimpse into the life of the moose.

pg. 16
High-tech footwear for low-tech hiking.

pg. 18
The Opposite of Cold
Book excerpt: Peek into the fascinating tradition and history of the Finnish sauna.

pg. 20
This cabin adventure has . . . manatees?

pg. 22
From seating to storage, get the most from your favorite cabin accessory.

pg. 24
Best Boats: Water Sports
These four crafts redefine fun on the water.
 

pg. 28
Cleaning Fish
The perfect way to make a fillet.

pg. 30
Living the Dream
4 generations later, this cabin has become the family gift that keeps on giving.

pg. 31
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Refuel with these simple, delicious snacks.
with recipes for: Chunky Cereal Bars
& Cheesy Popcorn Pretzel Snack Mix.

pg. 32
The secret to delicious, golden-brown grilled flatbreads.
With recipes for: Cheese Flatbread, Herb Flatbread & Pesto Flatbread.

pg. 33
Cabin Home
Only 352!
Only 352 square feet of living space:
Now that’s one small cabin!

pg. 35
Clips & Tips
My Cabin: A magical place, Lake Eligo, Craftsbury, Vt.
Bookshelf: The Log Home Book; Rustic Elegance.
Reader’s Tip: Sharing the cabin.
Mortgage Update: Financing the cabin.
Cabin Signs: What do you call your place?
Living Off the Grid: Pros & cons.
Insurance: Beyond homeowners coverage.

pg. 36
SPECIAL SECTION: Small Cabins
Dreams on Paper
Home Plans:
This 817-square-foot cottage features an open, breezy floor plan with a bright breakfast bay.
pg. 41
The trend in cabin design is to live well and efficiently on a small footprint.

pg. 42
This well-designed cottage is packed with sunlight, elegant details & lots of storage –
all in just 352 square feet of living space!
PLUS: 5 tips for getting the most
from your small spaces.

pg. 44
COVER STORY
Photo Feature: Simple retreats, guest cottages, bunkhouses & more!  

pg. 49
One man tackles the ultimate do-it-yourself project.


pg. 54
Easy How-to: Install your own tongue & groove woodwork.

pg. 57
A sampling of cabin country art from the Midwest.

Web Extra: Additional Artist


pg. 60
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From the Deck
pg. 6
General Delivery
pg. 7
web extra: additional information on carpenter bees
pg. 8
Marketplace
pg. 63
Country Store
pg. 64
Featured Advertisers Index
pg. 65
Real Estate and Classifieds
pg. 65
"I do" love you
pg. 66
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