WATCH | Christopher Nyerges teaches people how to avoid starving to death if they're ever stranded in the wilderness, by -- wait for it -- foraging and building their own wild salad.
He runs the School of Self Reliance just outside of Los Angeles. His biggest takeaway is anyone, even people living in very urban locations, can find edible plants and survive in the event of an accident or natural disaster.
It's a pretty useful skill to cultivate. Christopher can locate and identify all kinds of plants that most of us would stroll right past. Here he's found a small cactus fruit, which grows naturally all over California.
And here: This is a wild buckwheat plant. Christopher says you can pick off all the little flowers and leaves and boil this for porridge. (In L.A., they charge a lot of money for buckwheat pancakes, to boot!)
There's no reason for anyone to ever go hungry in America today -- there's so much available food it's not even funny.
At the end of the day, Christopher and his students had foraged enough wild greens to feed a group of five. He carries portable chopping boards and salad dressing with him, for flourish.
Mind you, this was foraged at the height of a historic drought in California. Christopher says in times of regular rainfall, there would be an abundance of greens.
Check out Christopher's School of Self Reliance.