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With wildfires raging in the Pacific Northwest, it's a good time to think about ways to protect your retreat from disaster. Plant only fire-resistant plants, set up a sprinkler system, and follow these other tips.
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As the summer heats up, more and more people take to the water, resulting in an unfortunate increase in accidental drowning deaths. Know the facts, learn what real drowning looks like, and always wear PFDs.
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Gas Grill Special: Lemon Shrimp Skewers

If you can’t find fresh bay leaves, just leave them out. These skewers make a great appetizer with a glass of white wine.Serves 6 to 8.What you Need:1/3 cup olive oil1/4 cup lemon juice2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon fres... Read more »

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On the Water

A Closer Look at the Evinrude E-TEC G2
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Woods & Mountains

How to Choose the Right Bug Repellent
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Fun & Games

FORE! Try Backyard Wiffle Golf
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Pets at the Cabin

Taking Your Dog to the Cabin
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