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So you've built your dream cabin...now figure out what to do in your spare time! Here are our best ideas for things to do at your cabin.

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If you’re looking for the perfect (indoor) cabin pastime, these are just the right fit—see what we did there?Take a peek at some our favorite puzzles that were clearly designed with cabin living in mind: Cabin Activities, Rainy Day Activities, Grand Teton National Park, National Parks, Lakeside Cabin, Buffalo Games, Rainy Days, 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles, The Great Outdoors

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.

Cabin Life staff tested out a handcrafted ax from Hults Bruk and can confirm: it is as hardworking as it is good-looking. Cabin Activities, Wood Supply, Little Cabin, Cozy Cabin, Firewood, How To Look Better, About Me Blog, Good Things, Modern

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.

From his favorite spots to beginner tips, here's a peek inside the world of this expert angler. Cabin Activities, Wolf Creek, Fly Shop, Big Fish, Rocky Mountains, Fly Fishing, The Locals, Night Life, Montana

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:

April showers might bring May flowers, but they can also bring stir-crazy kids who've been cooped up inside for too long. Here are a few ways to break up the day. Cabin Activities, Rainy Day Activities For Kids, Cupcake Decorating Party, Indoor Picnic, Rain Days, At Home Movie Theater, Childhood Games, Crazy Kids, Home Movies

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.

A campfire lay, the method used to assemble a campfire before lighting it, determines how that fire will burn. Learn about the five most useful lays, and when and how to use each. Cabin Activities, Backpacking, Camping, Outdoors, Fire, Crafty, Lighting, Building, Nature

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.

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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.”

Summer BBQ low FODMAP style: recipes and product inspo. Family Camping, Tent Camping, Camping Hacks, Camping Gear, Camping Recipes, Camping Life, Glamping, Rv Camping Accessories, Rv Accessories

Our Favorite Fire-Making Tools

Not everyone can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together. Here are some of the best tools to help ignite the spark.

This guide can help you start a fire with nothing but your trusty knife and materials found in abundance in nature. Cabin Activities, Kitchen Knives, Abundance, Fire

How To Start a Fire Without Matches

This guide can help you start a fire with nothing but your trusty knife and materials found in abundance in nature.

If the weather doesn't go as planned on your next cabin getaway, make sure you have these board games at the ready to stay unplugged. Fun Board Games, Games To Play, Cabin Activities, House Games, Double Play, Getaway Cabins, River House, Christmas Vacation, That Way

The 8 Best Board Games to Play at the Cabin

If the weather doesn't go as planned on your next cabin getaway, make sure you have these board games at the ready to stay unplugged.

Here is a playlist of folk and acoustic songs perfect for helping you unwind at the cabin. Most Relaxing Song, Relaxing Music, Music Lyrics Art, Lyric Art, Lyric Quotes, Art Music, Song Lyrics, Quotes Quotes, Cabin Activities

A Playlist for Relaxing at the Cabin

Here is a playlist of folk and acoustic songs perfect for helping you unwind at the cabin.

Even the most experienced outdoors enthusiasts may find themselves stranded from time to time with no means to start a fire. This guide can help you get a spark with nothing but your trusty knife and materials found in abundance in nature. Cabin Activities, Founded In, Abundance, Dreaming Of You, Things To Do, Outdoors, Fire, Marketing, Nature

How To Start a Fire Without Matches

This guide can help you start a fire with nothing but your trusty knife and materials found in abundance in nature.

A campfire lay, the method used to assemble a campfire before lighting it, determines how that fire will burn. Learn about the five most useful lays, and when and how to use each. Camping World, Camping Life, Camping Crafts, Camping Hacks, Cabin Activities, Campfire Games, Weekend Camping Trip, Affordable Vacations, Recreational Activities

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.

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 Cabin Activities, Summer Reading Lists, Wilderness, Dreaming Of You, Finding Yourself, Adventure, Nature, Books, House

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.

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10 Amazing Waterfall Hikes In Oregon

10 best waterfall hikes that are a must see for anyone visiting Oregon.

Whether you’re a hardened survivalist, an experienced camper, or just enjoy spending time outdoors, anyone can appreciate the benefits of a well-constructed campfire. This guide will teach you the safest ways to make the most out of your campfire. Cabin Activities, Camper, Outdoors, Teaching, Building, How To Make, Truck Camper, Outdoor, Travel Trailers

4 Steps to Safely Building a Campfire

This guide will teach you the safest ways to make the most out of your campfire.

Your Ultimate Guide to Yellowstone National Park Attractions, Where to See Wildlife, Day Hikes, and More // Local Adventurer Yellowstone Vacation, Yellowstone National Park, Visit Yellowstone, Cool Places To Visit, Places To Go, Beach Scenery, Sunset Beach, Scenery Photography, Night Photography

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.