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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

Our School

We are located in NE Ohio (10 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio).  Most classes are taught there however some are taught in surrounding states or across the country depending on the class. 

Tom Laskowski started Midwest Native Skills Institute Inc. in 1997 to provide a place for people to learn nearly lost art skills with small class sizes and individual instruction. He wanted to teach comprehensive wilderness survival/self-reliance, at affordable prices.  All of our classes have hands-on instruction and we limit most classes to 15 people or less to help insure that people who attend our courses leave being competent with the skills they came to learn.

A safe, fun, educational, and quality experience is our priority.  All classes at MNSI are taught by Tom and qualified, trained instructors.



Message Board

ALL Classes are "ON"
as scheduled

 - May 23 Spring Plant Class is ON

 - May 29 - June 1 Weekend Survival 1 Class is ON

- June 6-7 Survival Class for Kids (ages 7-14) is ON

- June 12 Bee Keeping Class is ON

 - June 14-20 6 Day Survival Class  is ON

 - July 12 Summer Plant Class is ON

Classes will be purposely kept small and there are a few spots left in the classes so if your interested in taking a class either sign up on-line or give us a call at 888-886-5592

Short Video (at top)
to insure MNSI is a good fit for you

Take a look at the short video at the top of this page to meet Tom, (one of your instructors, and founder of the school) who will tell you a little more about the school and our classes.  It will give you a chance to make sure we are a good fit for what you're looking for.

Upcoming Classes