5 Puzzles Perfect for the Cabin
From national parks to technicolor cabin scenes, these jigsaw puzzles are designed with the best of the cabin lifestyle in mind. Pick up one of these puzzles for all-ages fun at the cabin on rainy days.
The Perfect Ax for Chopping Firewood
If you have a wood stove at your cabin, or just like to keep the fireplace roaring, you know how much wood it takes to keep a cabin warm. And, depending on where your cabin is located, you may have already started chopping your wood supply for the season. With cold air beginning to arrive, the Cabin Life staff tested out the “Torneo” Ax by Hults Bruk. Here's why we love it.
Fly Fishing in Montana
As the mountain snowpack makes its way down into the valleys of western Montana, we sat down with David Detrick, owner and founder of IFlyFishMontana, to discover the ins and outs of fly fishing season on Montana’s waterways. Detrick has been fishing for 30 years and, though he started fishing for salmon and steelhead on rivers in Washington state, he’s been addicted to fly fishing for trout ever since moving to Montana. Here shares some of his top tips and insights with us:
The Best Rainy Day Activities for Kids at the Cabin
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. But as we all know, drizzly spring weather also brings with it stir-crazy children aching to get outside after a long winter. As we all anxiously wait for the mud to dry and the temperatures to pick up again for the drier summer months, we’ve put together a list of 15 of our favorite ideas you can do with your little ones to keep them engaged and excited during those gray days.
The Foolproof Four: Edible Wild Mushrooms
Teresa Marrone, the coauthor of two photographic mushroom field guides, breaks down which mushrooms are safe for consumption in the wild. The vast majority should be considered inedible. Happily, there are four delicious wild mushrooms that are fairly widespread and easy to identify: morels, chicken mushrooms, giant puffballs and chanterelles. These are sometimes referred to as “The Foolproof Four.”
The 5 Best Campfire Lays and How to Build Them
A campfire lay determines how that fire will burn. Learn about the five most useful lays, and when and how to use each.
Summer Reading List: 10 Books for the Cabin
Looking for a little thrill and suspense this summer? Read these books about adventure, the wilderness and finding yourself in nature while you're at the cabin.
Best Things to Do in Yellowstone National Park + Tips for Your Visit
See all the best things to do in Yellowstone National Park by area, where to spot wildlife, the best day hikes, where to eat and stay, and what you need to know before you visit.