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Should I grow berries at my cabin?

Fresh berries make just about every meal better.  Especially up at the cabin where their fresh, juicy flavor is so refreshing after a day of adventure. But planting berries at the cabin may put you and others around your cabin in some danger if you’re not prepared.  The reason is that berries make of one of the staples of a …

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Can I Grow Fruit Trees at a Cabin in the Woods

Can there be anything better than enjoying fresh-from-the-tree fruit while relaxing at the cabin?  In my opinion, that’s about as good as it gets. But can you really grow fruit trees at the cabin?  The short and simple answer is, yes.  You definitely can.  But depending on your situation, what you can grow and what you’ll need to do to …

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Your Guide to Relaxing Outdoors at the Cabin

For lots of people, the cabin is a place to relax and enjoy nature.  But sometimes that’s not easy to do. Some people like to invite guests to accompany them to their cabin.  And while bringing friends along can add to the fun, it can certainly detract from the relaxation.  On top of that, if you have young kids at …

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How Often Do You Need to Stain Your Log Home or Cabin?

Keeping your log cabin or home properly maintained is really important if you want it to last. Log cabins can easily last for several decades or even long if you take care of them.  On the other hand, poor maintenance can ruin a log cabin in a matter of years.  A well maintained cabin will stay sturdy and be a …

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The Complete Guide to Winterizing a Cabin

Spending time at the cabin is one of the best ways to spend time.  Throughout the year it’s a fun and relaxing place to be. In fact, the winter is one of the best times to get away to the cabin.  I love to use the cabin as a home base for sledding and playing in the snow.  It’s also …

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Fun Group Games that are Perfect for Inside at the Cabin

Sometimes at the cabin, you need something fun to do indoors.  Whether it’s because the weather outside isn’t cooperating, or maybe it’s just dark out and it’s time to enjoy some indoor fun. Whatever your reason for needing some indoor activities, we’ve got you covered.  We have a whole list here of fun indoor games that don’t require any equipment.  …

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Can You Paint a Log Cabin? Don’t! Do this Instead

Paint is usually used to protect what’s underneath.  We started painting cars to prevent them from rusting.  Now we use paint to make things beautiful.  It adds color, personality. So painting a log cabin should be a good idea right?  Shouldn’t it protect the logs from weathering?  And wouldn’t it make my cabin more beautiful?  Whether or not paint would …

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Should You get a Dirt Bike, ATV, or UTV for your Cabin?

When you’re at the cabin, chances are you’ll want a good vehicle to get around.  Yet sometimes a car just isn’t practical to get everywhere you want to go. What if the roads to your cabin are made of dirt?  Or what if that area around your cabin has few roads but lots of area to explore?  You’re going to …

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10 Forestry Essentials for Your Cabin or Off-Grid Property

A healthy forest is an important part of the cabin or off-grid experience. Keeping the forest around your cabin healthy is important, but not just for enjoying your property.  It’s also the best thing you can do to prevent wildfires from destroying your cabin and woods.  It’s also one way you can contribute to a healthy environment for plants and …

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This is How I Get Awesome Water Pressure at my Cabin

If you’re like me, you enjoy having good water pressure.  You might take it for granted, but having lived in a place where the water pressure was really low, I have come to appreciate the value of good water pressure. There are really only two practical ways to pressurize water at your cabin.  You can either pump the water up …