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How to Be a Great Host for Overnight Guests

How to Be a Great Host for Overnight Guests

How to Be a Great Host for Overnight Guests Having a cabin or country cottage has a lot to do with hosting family, friends, and other overnight guests, sometimes for extended stays. Hosting can be more difficult than it seems, trying to make a perfect […]

Creating Your Own Cabin BBQ Sauce

Creating Your Own Cabin BBQ Sauce

How To Make Homemade BBQ Sauce BBQ culture has spread so widely that no matter where you are, there are people barbecuing and grilling. From food shows featuring BBQ, to books, to the Internet, BBQ recipes and techniques are being mastered everywhere, and out in […]

Eco Friendly Lawn Care

Eco Friendly Lawn Care

Eco Friendly Lawn Care Rustic living is a way to get much closer to nature, and a big part of that is trying to be as eco-friendly as possibly. But did you know about how much we waste when trying to maintain a nice lawn. […]

10 Great Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products

10 Great Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products

10 Great Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products Rustic living means a closeness to nature, and therefore, a dedication to being eco-friendly in a practical way. One of the biggest areas where we can make improvements in this regard is in the kitchen, where we use most of […]

10 Best Gun Hunting Gear 2017

10 Best Gun Hunting Gear 2017

10 Best Gun Hunting Gear 2017 Well prepared gun hunters know their gun hunting gear inside and out, and aren’t specifically looking for the latest and greatest gadgets and gear. But among the clutter of gimmicky products always are a number of very interesting and […]

Best Gifts for Autumn

Best Gifts for Autumn

Best Gifts for Autumn Great Autumn Gift ideas for Men, Women, and Children Autumn is the favorite time of year for many cabin and cottage owners, and rightfully so. The leaves change in many parts of the country, it’s football and hunting season, and an […]

Deer Hunting Season Checklist 2017

Deer Hunting Season Checklist 2017

Checklist for Deer Hunting Season 2017 Deer hunting season is one of the hallowed times of year for many, and it involves a lot of planning and preparation. From tending to blinds to setting up the hunting camp, there is a lot to do. To […]

Snowmobile Repair Kit Checklist

Snowmobile Repair Kit Checklist

Snowmobile Repair Kit Checklist – Must Have Items When Snowmobiling If you love to snowmobile, you have probably at one point been out on the trails and in need of some quick repair. We all should have an emergency kit and tools, but sometimes we […]

10 Best Home Repair and Home Improvement Books

10 Best Home Repair and Home Improvement Books

10 Best Home Repair and Home Improvement Books for your Cabin or Cottage The Internet is an excellent tool for finding information on almost any repair or DIY project that you need to undertake, but many of us still prefer to use good old fashion […]

10 Things to do to Prepare for Fall

10 Things to do to Prepare for Fall

10 Chores and Activities for the Fall to get ready for Winter As fall approaches, there is a lot of chores we really HAVE to do for the upcoming winter, some we too often forget, and others that are just pure enjoyment. Wherever your cabin […]

10 Best Wild Game Cookbooks

10 Best Wild Game Cookbooks

Best Wild Game Cookbooks – Venison, Turkey, Moose, Elk, Fish, and other Wild Game Cookbooks Cooking wild game after a successful hunt is not always the easiest thing to master. The most common mistake is simply treating wild game like we would beef, chicken, or […]

Best Hunting Camp Gear 2017

Best Hunting Camp Gear 2017

Best Hunting Camp Gear and Gadgets for 2017 Hunting season is a holiday to many people, and opening day is even an official holiday in many states. The value is often more about getting away from the everyday grind and getting back out in nature, […]

10 Best Humidifiers 2017

10 Best Humidifiers 2017

10 Best Humidifiers 2017 Having proper humidity levels in your home / cabin / cottage is one of the most overlooked, the most important, and the easiest ways to maintain a comfortable and healthy house environment. If you live where you get winters, and especially […]

10 Essential Hunting Books for your Cabin

10 Essential Hunting Books for your Cabin

Best Hunting and Survival Books Books about hunting, fishing, or a guide on surviving in the woods are a staple of woodsy cabins, but actually make for great reading even if hunting and the woods are not your thing. We have put together a suggested […]

10 Beautiful Rustic Throw Pillow Ideas

10 Beautiful Rustic Throw Pillow Ideas

Rustic Throw Pillows Throw pillows can instantly change the overall feel of a room. With a cabin or cottage, you have a lot of freedom in terms of the “Rustic Look”, but there is a lot more that goes into picking out throw pillows than […]

10 Amazing Rustic Living Improvements

10 Amazing Rustic Living Improvements

Luxury Items for the Rustic Home The rustic lifestyle has many advantages, including getting closer to nature, peace of mind, relaxation, and solitude. However, sometimes we need some little added element of sophistication and luxury added to our rustic life. It is different for each […]

10 Amazing Halloween Decorations

10 Amazing Halloween Decorations

Amazing Halloween Decorations or your Cabin! Halloween is about spending time with the family and interacting with the neighbors: two things we are starting to get away from. But let’s face it, it is also about having the coolest, scariest decorations, and the satisfaction of […]

Harvest Your Own Honey

Harvest Your Own Honey

Honey and Beekeeping Bees are crucial to our ecosystem, and we all need to make our land a bit more bee friendly. That doesn’t mean we can’t get a little something out of it for our efforts!  Now you don’t have to be an expert […]

10 Foods That Are Amazing Made From Scratch

10 Foods That Are Amazing Made From Scratch

10 Devices for Cooking from Scratch at your Cabin Life in the big cities is often go, go, go, and what is convenient to eat quickly and easily.  The cabin / cottage life is about taking your time to getting back to the basics. Cooking […]

How to Select Trees for your Yard

How to Select Trees for your Yard

Selecting Trees for your Cabin or Cottage If you have not had success with planting trees, you are not alone. There is so much more that goes into it than digging a hole and plopping it in there.  But even with all of the variables […]

How to Create a Relaxing Room

How to Create a Relaxing Room

Making an Amazingly Relaxing Room at your Cabin Cabins and cottages are designed to be relaxing. However, even in the most serene environments, there are a few things you can add to make the room completely and utterly peaceful. Why not go the extra steps […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Had to Have for your Cabin

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Had to Have for your Cabin

10 Incredible Things You Didn’t Know You Needed for your Cabin or Cottage Gadgets that don’t have a purpose can be fun for a little while, but end up collecting dust.  Some “gadgety” items end up being incredibly practical, efficient items that once you have, […]

Best Jazz Albums

Best Jazz Albums

Best Jazz Albums for your Cabin One of the wonderful advantages of having a cabin is the peace and quiet that it affords. Nothing sets a mood like the great American art form, jazz.  If you are a jazz aficionado, you surely own all of […]

Best Activities Not Involving Technology

Best Activities Not Involving Technology

Favorite Activities for Kids and Adults that don’t involve Technology Let’s face it, we are all getting addicted to our mobile devices, laptops, home computers, and even have little devices to control our home. It is time we all start getting back to the basics […]

Best Movie Series

Best Movie Series

The Best Movie Series to have at your Cabin As much as on-demand movie watching is quickly becoming the go-to method for watching your favorite movies “in the city”, when you are out in the country at your cabin or cottage, the streaming thing is […]

Best Tailgating and Man Cave Gear

Best Tailgating and Man Cave Gear

Cabin, Tailgating, Gameday, and Man Cave Guide to Watching Football Like a Boss The Ultimate Guide to the coolest, practical, (and non-practical), amazing tailgating and “man cave” stuff that you should own to make the most out of watching football… wherever that may be. This […]

The Best Board Games

The Best Board Games

The Ultimate List of Board Games for the Cabin Did you know that board games are making a major comeback, as well as being very good for you? Over the last year, board game purchases have increased an astounding 30% and there are many reasons […]

Selecting a Home Water Treatment System

Selecting a Home Water Treatment System

Everything you need to know to set up water treatment at your cabin. Water Treatment For A Home The first thing to keep in mind when putting together a plan for how you will treat your water at your cabin is that there is a […]

How to Make a Perfect Steak with Cast Iron

How to Make a Perfect Steak with Cast Iron

How to Make a Perfect Steak with Cast Iron What You Will Need   Cast Iron Skillet: Lodge LCC3 Cast Iron Combo Cooker, Pre-Seasoned, 3.2-Quart Filet Mignon: New York Prime Beef – Filet Mignon – 6 x 8 Oz. Steaks – THE BEST STEAK ON […]

The Best Slow Cooker

The Best Slow Cooker

How To Use a Slow Cooker Properly and Our Favorite Slow cookers (also known as crock pots) make cooking healthy meals simple. The types of meat that work best in a slow cooker are the cheaper cuts. You simply put the ingredients into the cooker […]