Over the past year, I've become obsessed with Ultimate Survival (also called Man vs. Wild). I mean, how can you not love the antics of Bear Grylls? Besides watching the man eat icky insects and other things, the show also has some pretty nifty survival lessons. So with that inspiration in mind, I went trawling for a survival-orientated website.
Off Grid Survival might sound like a website for the paranoid hermit, but there's plenty of great information to be had, with a variety of topics covered.
The subjects cover plenty of issues, from buying the proper sleeping bag for camps to packing a backpack properly. These are all must-reads for the frequent camper and backpacker.
Then there are the slightly more extreme issues that are tackled, such as a guide to buying food with an extremely long shelf life (honey, corn and barley) and making animal traps. While it's highly unlikely that you'll need to catch your food anytime soon, it's interesting to know how anyway.
The website also offers some great advice when it comes to emergencies, such as making sure you have a "bug out bag" at the ready and evacuation plans sorted. And if you haven't found the information you're looking for, the site also has a whole page dedicated to other similar websites and blogs.
While you might not need to know how to find water in a natural setting or how to make an animal trap, Off Grid Survival is worth a visit if you love the outdoors. And who knows, the website might just come in handy if you get lost during a hike on Table Mountain...