It’s time to celebrate some of our favorite summer cabin traditions.
Canoe vs. Kayak: Which is Best for Your Family?
Got grandkids? Dogs? Gangly teenagers? Follow these expert recommendations to pick the right paddlesport craft for your crew.
Prevent Algae Blooms in Your Lake
It all starts in your kitchen sink, but it doesn’t end there.
Your Tired Outboard: Repair or Replace It?
How do you know when it’s time to replace your outboard with a newer model?
Inside the Wolf Pack
Find out how the wild predecessors of our most iconic cabin pets carry on their ancient traditions.
Three close encounters with wolves, including how Brian Collins captured his favorite photo of a wolf pup.
Fail-Proof Fire-Building Techniques
Follow these basic guidelines, and you’ll be lighting up the night like your Stone Age ancestors in no time.
Evict Creepy-Crawly Cabin Pests
Use these season-by-season tips to keep Asian lady beetles, spiders, centipedes, and their brethren in their natural (outdoor!) habitat.
A Simply Tree-mendous Cabin
A tree collector and his wife share a fanciful retreat fit for a hobbit.
Mini Retreat, Maximum Fun
Reclaimed materials, optimized layout & storage, and beautiful design make for a tiny award-winning remodel that’s all about fun on the water. COVER STORY
Inspiring Eco-Design Ideas
Architects share the practical, effective ways these two home designs keep energy and environmental costs low.
In Every Issue
From the Deck
Fresh sheets for spring, the Rose-breasted Grosbeak’s rich songs, new kites for wind-powered fun, cool outdoor gear, the skipper test, memories of mom, kitsch, DIY fire starters, three seeds you never thought to try, and more!
Tips on venting the cabin attic, and the fragrant benefits of drying laundry alfresco.
A fairy-tale homecoming to the Ozarks for one family, and how another doesn’t mind the upkeep on their Michigan cottage.
Fire in the Sky: Gorgeous reader photos pay tribute to sunrise and sunset.
Photo Album: Browse more beautiful sunrises and sunsets submitted by Cabin Life readers.
The View from Here
Paul Sullivan: How much for the moose?
Dreams on Paper
Two award-winning designs: simply charming cottage style and an inspired Great Lodge
Good Morning! Three clever Bloody Mary recipes and coffee that’ll boost your eco karma.
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Mother’s Day brunch: oven-baked apple pancake; sinful scrambled eggs
; bacon, egg & tomato baskets; and saucy fruit medley.
Cabin garage sale.
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