Nick Bennett is an aspiring mountain bum from Cape Town. Until he spent 25 days on an uninhabited island with only the clothes on his back and a five-litre bag containing essentials, Nick’s greatest adventure had been summiting Mt Kilimanjaro. As a participant in ‘Life 2 the Limit’, a Survivor-style concept – sans cameracrew and games – Nick initially found himself on the South-east Asia island with nine other people; numbers diminished as the weeks passed. Even though they were in an environment that was more cooperative than competitive, food was scarce and conditions were challenging. This experience made Nick realise that he needs to be more proactive in leading an environmentally-friendly lifestyle and that much of his consumption is not based on necessity, but on the ‘distraction’ value that it offers.