Borrowing on Native American skills and instincts, pre-eminent Los Angeles survivalist Christopher Nyerges has authored several books (Self-Sufficient Home: How to Go Green and Save Money
, How to Survive Anywhere
, and Guide to Wild Foods
) and articles on outdoor survival using his vast knowledge of Native American
culture and history. He teaches weekly outdoor urban workshops
on survival, sustainability and urban wildlife. Nyerges is a longtime Highland Park resident and homeowner. He contributes to our understanding of natural resources in the Arroyo Seco
and the changing attitudes toward community to its built environment.