So at the end of July, a group of about 19 people, including myself will be headed to South Africa for roughly three weeks. Now, I know there are a LOT more things to be concerned about than the questions I'm going to ask, but heck...I don't take 47 grams of condensed Hell in Animal Pak form for nothing. 1. My diet will NOT be controlled at ALL. I'll be eating what everyone else is eating in camp, so I'm hoping they have a BIT of protein (beef...chicken...possibly Lion, if the Lions start to piss me off). I've abandoned any notion of taking along protein bars, as a month worth of Protein bars is hard to carry around, and I'm sure they'd melt in the African heat. 2. Exercise will be limited, as apparently going for a run by yourself in darkest Africa isn't a good idea. Frankly, I couldn't care less about "Wild Animals', as I'll bring the "Wild Animal" average up as soon as I step out of the plane. Also, it's illegal to challenge Cheetahs to foot-races, so I guess they'll get to keep their blessed title of "Fastest Animal on Earth". 3. Would it be worthwhile to attempt push-ups/sit-ups every morning? It may help wake me up, as we'll be getting up with the sunrise every morning, but would it do any good in the long run? 4. When wrestling Crocodiles, do standard MMA tactics work? I was laying awake last night thinking about it, and I doubt I could get a Crocodile in a triangle choke. An armbar would be even harder. I was thinking ground and pound until it taps... 5. I drink a lot of water every day. Like...a LOT of water. I'm just worried that they may not have enough to match what I'm used to. Should I be worried about any kind of water retention, de-hydration, blah blah blah? Anyway, any help anyone could give me on this topic would help a lot. I'm counting on the experience of OT to help me survive my brutal standoff against nature, in what will most likely end up being a Cataclysmic showdown of Man vs. Beast.