I dunno about brave...more to like that we are just a mite crazy...as are our kayaking friends.
We live in the northwest corner of SC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The ocean is about 4 1/2 hours away from us.
We've not done any overnight kayak trips, but we do go to a campground, day kayak and the go back to camp for the night. There is one river...the Edisto River that starts mid-state and goes to the ocean that we'd like to do. Our new boats are 14 1/2 foot touring kayaks so they'd probably hold enough gear for a 2 or 3 day trip if packed properly.
We've not done white water above class 2 since we really prefer water that moves a bit slower than that. Don't mind a few riffles and an odd shoal or 2, but that's about it.
Our goal is to configure our tug so that the kayaks will ride nicely on top as we set about our adventuring across the country when we give up the sticks and bricks to hit the road a couple of years down the road.