10-8-14- Dr. Hildy® and Christopher Nyerges – Self-Reliance, Inner Strength and Survival
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:00-3:00PM Pacific
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As we press on through modern times and our lives are made easier via various conveniences, it’s easy for us to lose touch with our most basic and primal roots. Mankind didn’t always live in tract housing or high-density apartment buildings, but instead once slept on the ground and survived off of the land. Despite the lack of a need for these skills in our current state, there may be a time when they can come in handy again.
This week on One Cell, One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy welcomes survivalist Christopher Nyerges, owner of The School of Self-Reliance and author of ten books to discuss his work of 40 years.
The School of Self-Reliance arose from Christopher and Dolores Nyerges’ dream to live and to teach practical skills to mostly urban folks who’ve lost touch with our most basic roots. Since 1974, Christopher has taken over 30,000 children and adults on his Wild Food Outings, Survival Skills Outings, and other field trips and outdoor programs.
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He has worked with groups such as Sierra Club, Tree People, Southwest Museum, and the Boy Scouts of America, and is the author of 10 books, including Self-Sufficient Home: How to Go Green and Save Money, How to Survive Anywhere, Enter the Forest, and Guide to Wild Foods.
He was the editor of Wilderness Way magazine for 7 years, and has authored several thousand newspaper and magazine articles in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Weekly, Whole Life Times, American Survival Guide, and others. The classes and workshops of the School of Self-Reliance have been featured on all Los Angeles-area television stations, including KCET’s “Life and Times” and “Visiting with Huell Howser.” For two years, Nyerges appeared on Fox TV’s “X show,” where he demonstrated survival skills on the streets of Los Angeles.
Christopher believes it builds inherent strength into every community when the individuals are strong and self-reliant. He has found that most people are more in touch with their true inner strength when they actually learn practical skills that enhance their day-to-day life. Many of these physical skills are very basic, thus, he encourages others to become a positive and active member in their communities, and to work to create the uplifting and safe community that we all want to live in.
We’ve heard rumors of “The End of the World” for decades, and yes, a comet could crash into the earth any day, rendering our normal way of life rather messy! Yet, we’re more concerned about the problems and crises here and now, and how each one of us, in our own way, can be a part of the solution.
While reading about his teachings may conjure up images like isolationist cults and doomsday preppers, Christopher is more concerned about the problems and crises here and now, and how each one of us, in our own way, can be a part of the solution.
Join Dr. Hildy and her guest as they discuss how to be self-reliant on One Cell One Light Radio!
Christopher Nyerges – School of Self-Reliance
Christopher Nyerges – Store
For more information email Christopher at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (626) 791-3217
BOOKS by Christopher Nyerges:
Foraging California, 2014
Til Death Do Us Part?, 2012
Self-Sufficient Home, 2008
How To Survive Anywhere, 2006
Extreme Simplicity: Homesteading in the City, 2002
Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants, 1999
Writing for Survival, 2002
Enter the Forest, 1998
Testing Your Outdoor Survival Skills, 1996
Wild Greens and Salads, 1981
Urban Wilderness, 1980
Guide to Wild Foods, 1978
*THE WINDS ERASE YOUR FOOTPRINTS*
This book, written by Shiyo Miller (mother of Dolores Lynn Nyerges), is the true story of a young newly-married couple (one White, one Navajo) who move back to the Navajo reservation. You really feel the daily challenges of what it normally takes to live on the reservation, not to mention that this was during the Depression when work and money were scarce. There is a subtle backdrop of Navajo witchcraft, as well as the colorful scenery of the Southwest. Shiyo started writing this book in the 1940s. Shiyo died in 1983, and due to her daughter’s dillegence, the book finally got published in 2002. Illustrated by Chester Kahn, it is 335 pages long.
Christopher Nyerges – Outdoor Instructor
School of Self Reliance – YouTube
Earth Week at Mt. SAC – YouTube
Christopher Nyerges Plant Identification in The Wild – YouTube
Wild Edible Plants Lambsquarters, Featuring Christopher Nyerges – YouTube
Christopher Nyerges Interview – YouTube
How to make rope in the wild, with Christopher Nyerges – YouTube
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