Originally Posted by firejenson
So how I see this, is you are doing an overnight trip on the john day and one of your boaters is having a birthday. You include me on your permit, I come down and do all the food prep and clean up for your dinner. I agree that doing the cooking is part of the fun, but it's a whole lot more fun to sit back and enjoy the canyon when it's someone else's turn to cook. I do not see this being a huge moneymaker, but a chance to be on the river more and maybe make a little on the side. I also think there would be guide services interested in hiring my service. Thanks for the input!!
I like your initiative! Take what your passion is, and figure out how to make money at it.
Here's the thing. You have to be a superior cook. Not just a good cook, but a superior one. I've never met a guide or river enthusiast that didn't think their sauteed mushrooms, or barbecue, or omelet, or whatever wasn't the absolute best on the planet. You might be hired by the guy with the clipboard, but your critics will be...........everyone. You gotta have unbeatable cooking skills, and lizard skin to put up with all the comments.
And gear support for Kayakers?? Did you drink something?? If you are going to be serious about this;
1) Expect to be driven like a $2 mule.
2) Treated like a poor relation
3) Have your last beer stolen
4) Receive no thanks
5) Not be paid, or paid reluctantly
But like I said; I love your initiative! Hope you succeed!