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Old 08-01-2016   #1
 
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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Timber rafting in Sweden?

We leave for sweden in a couple of days and for part of our trip we have booked a float down the Klaralven river with a "timber rafting" commercial group. We're taking kids - youngest is 4 - so the thought was to have a pretty easy float but still be able to enjoy the outdoors. The first day is taken up with building the raft, right, out of timber (they supply). Then our creation is launched and we float the river.
Has anyone out there done this before? Best ways to put it together? Get it down the river? Any suggestions or tips would be totally appreciated!

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Don't do it...

They are just using you to get logs to the mill...don't do it.
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johnseri - hmm, that would be clever.
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Definitely post photos!
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on one episode of yukon men .....
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Here's a quick video link. Husband is wondering if we make our own groover too???

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Thats how the Salmon earned it's alias. Boats hauling timber and other supplies were torn apart after reaching their destination.

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Huck Finn Style

Awesome - especially the hammock set up!
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I suggest using a portajohn for a shelter. It doubles as a sail and can be recycled when you reach your destination. Volleyball is also popular in Sweden, but don't bother with Spaulding balls. Only Wilson will do.
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Old 08-02-2016   #10
 
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Yeah, the portajohn

Mountainpete, I like it. I was wondering where to get my handholds in case of a flip and I bet the portajohn would have plenty. Good tip! Any ideas for the "paddle"?
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