Trolls and Buzz Holmstrom
I think the OP was a troll, and a good one. But it is interesting to think of the concept after reading about folks like Amos Burg or Buzz Holmstrom. If they posted today -- "can I solo the Grand Canyon in a crappy wooden boat, or sole canoe the pre-dam Columbia from BC to the Mouth with no:
wetsuit,drysuit, gore tex socks, yeti cooler, water filter, solar charging station, dry bag, barney bag, WAGG Bag, dry box, boom box, spice box, GPS -indexed waterproof map, Eco-safe, pee bucket, WRSI helmet, serrated knife with a blunt tip, 11 mm static rescue line, 27 kn pullies, locking carabiners, prussik around the waist of a rescue vest, sat phone, firepan, partner stove, kitchen mat, fire blanket, combo table-backboard, oar rights, urethane coated polyester base fabric in puncture-proof bazillion denier, a folding chair, roll-a-cot or micro-brew in a fracking can?"
We would probably say, "O.k.,but first you have to take guide training, swiftwater rescue training, and wilderness first responder training, then get a dual law degree in law and statistics to master the permit system."
Screw it, it's easier to sit on my ass and read about other people's real adventures. Along that line, I recommend Vince Welch's books on Holmstrom and Amos Burg..