His post didn't ask for all the "I am so cool because I can slam you on the internet" hecklers to post how they could never go on a trip where they were asked to work.
I am not heckling because of being asked to work. This goes back to the 16 days without bacon. All cold breakfasts? Does this not bother anyone else.
Also I have done many, many commercial trips that were awesome - everyone knew their role.
Done many privates as they should be done - everyone pitches in and it works out great.
Done one where was I talked into getting sponsored on a trip. Happens when you have a boat and are broke and kayakers want someone to carry their beer. Very strange. Won't do that one again.
I think this would be worse than being a lifty. At least they get ski breaks (sometimes). And what is the worst thing on a river trip ( besides carrying a full rocket full of fermented poop)? Dishes is the correct answer.
If I could buy a trips supply of burnable paper saute pans and dutch ovens I would. Woulnd't that cleanup easier. Get some of those new corn starch type "plastic" forks and spoons and just throw them in the river when your done.
To sign up for 16 days of cooking ( which isn't so bad ) and dishes ( see above) would be like getting free cat skiing, but you have to crawl under the snow cat and service the tracks and have hydraulic oil drip in your eye before run. It still is going to be great skiing, but that will certainly taint the experience.
The way you are supposed to go down the ditch is to go whore yourself out in your chosen profession. Save up about 12 tanks of gas worth of money, get on a friend of a friends permit and drink and smoke yourself into oblivion if possible. If you want to. That is.