Welcome to Survival School!

2015 Classes in Progress

American Survival Guide Magazines (Nov 2014) pick for one of the

Top 5

in North America


Survive...Thrive...Stay Alive



  • PROVEN "non-military" Wilderness Survival Training for emergencies that may arise at home or just that "self-reliant " feeling.

  • Provides the most usable hands-on training to you for the time you're with us! 

  • Best value for the money
  • We teach by allowing you to practice the skills  under our instructor guidance so that you will know how to survive in the wilderness and be prepared at home.

  • Student-to-teacher ratio is the lowest of any survival school (most MNSI classes limited to 12-18 students).

  • Various class lengths and times to fit into your busy schedule or schedule a private one-on-one class, or have a private class for your friends, family or associates at competitive rates.

  • No need to worry about "competing or being embarrassed in the classes...we start at the beginning and build everyone's skills together.

  • You will leave the School knowing everything you need to know to protect yourself in emergency situations.

  • The most information and hands-on training for your time... classes backed with a MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE 






"Surviving Disaster - Are you Prepared?"

Aired on FOX TV on Home Preparedness for an emergency

"Hunting Survival"
Tom Laskowski's "Hunting Survival" interview aired on the syndicated radio show "The Big Wild"


Midwest Native Skills Institute (MNSI) is a non-military, wilderness, outdoors school headquartered in Ohio, offering comprehensive classes in wilderness survival designed to teach you how to survive and live comfortably in the wild with little or even no equipment.

Additionally, the skills you will learn in MNSI classes will allow you to feel more comfortable in your own home, and prepare you for any emergency inside or outside of the comfort of the four walls you live within.

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    Phone: 440-526-3672 (within Ohio)
   888-886-5592 (outside Ohio)

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General Class Information

Survival Tip of the Day

To purify water in an emergency add 8 drops or 1/8 teaspoon of unscented Bleach to a gallon of water if it is clear.  Add 16 drops or 1/4 Teaspoon if the water is cloudy

Upcoming Classes

Saturday October 10
Pioneers in the Park
Friday October 16
Battle Horse Knife Show
Saturday October 24
Shamanic Journey 2
Friday November 13
Homesteading (Soap, Wine, Cheese, Canning, Candles)