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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.

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 yourself for a wildfire, especially if you’re living in a fire zone that has fire restrictions most of the year.
Ask the Expert: What Are the Benefits of Using a Specialized, Pigmented Finish on a Log Cabin?
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Ask the Expert: How Do I Keep My Deck in Tip-Top Shape?
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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?
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Ask the Expert: What is the Best Way to Prep Wood for Staining and Restoration?
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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.
Do You Know the Most Common Pests in Your State?
From the northern tip of Maine to southern San Diego County, here are pests most likely to invade your home, based on where you...
Our Top Tips for Dealing With Mosquitoes at the Cabin
The key to success is a multi-pronged approach: hit them hard by repelling and killing them, and interrupt their lifecycle by c...
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Here's What's Trending for Outdoor Spaces This Summer
Transform your space and have the best summer ever with these tips:
Preparing Your Cabin for Hurricane Season
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. Ready your cabin with these tips.
The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Food at the Cabin
Brood X Cicadas
How to Prepare Your Cabin for the Brood X Cicadas
How to Clean Wood Ceilings
How to Clean Wood Ceilings and Beams
Here's how to banish dust and grime.

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