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Cabin Maintenance

Keeping up with a cabin, especially if it's a second home, can feel overwhelming. We provide the best tips and advice on maintaining the cabin so there are less undiscovered surprises that pop up.

Protecting Your Cabin from Unwanted Pests and Wildlife
As all cabin owners know, pests and local wildlife can be some of the most difficult challenges associated with owning a cabin, especially if you’re not living in it year-round.
Keeping Your Water Heater and Plumbing in Check for the Holidays
The holiday season is for visiting loved ones, eating delicious food and snuggling up by the fire in your cabin. Emergency plum...
How to Secure Your Cabin While You're Away
Here’s how you can secure your cabin while you’re away and give yourself peace of mind.
How Your Windows Can Save You Money This Winter
One idea to save you money this season may be unexpected: your home’s windows.
Chinking being applied to a log home
Ask the Expert: What’s the Difference Between Caulking and Chinking?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
5 Features That Will Make Your Cabin Rental a Hit With Hunters
Here are five features that will attract hunters to your cabin so you can enjoy the extra income and they can enjoy a vacation ...
Ask the Expert: What Do I Need to Look for in a Log Home Finish?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
What Beginning Homesteaders Should Know About Wildfire Risk and Preparedness
As a homesteader or someone who wants to start living a simpler life, it’s important to understand how to prepare and protect y...
Ask the Expert: What Are the Benefits of Using a Specialized, Pigmented Finish on a Log Cabin?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
Ask the Expert: How Do I Keep My Deck in Tip-Top Shape?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
Weathering the Storm: Preparing for Hurricane Season
While warm weather means summer adventures, it also means the start of hurricane season. If you live close to the coastline, it...
Ask the Expert: How Do I Protect My Home’s Wood Against Its Most Common Threats?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
Logs being prepped for staining and restoration
Ask the Expert: What is the Best Way to Prep Wood for Staining and Restoration?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
How Free Cabins Are Helping Save Jackson Hole History
With housing and historic preservation shifting in one of Wyoming's prized mountain towns, resident Esther Judge-Lennox is on a...
How to Transform Your 3-Season Cabin for Year-Round Fun
Expert Insights: An Introduction to Land Management
For a 101 on the basic principles of land management, Cabin Life turned to the Texas A&M Forest Service for their expert insigh...
10 Things to Look Out for When Buying an Old Log Cabin
Buying, restoring and preserving an old cabin can be incredibly rewarding. But it's not without its pitfalls. Here's what to co...
Planting for Pollinators
Boost the biodiversity of your landscape with these six easy tips.

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