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Survival Tip of the Day

For an emergency water purifier add 8 drops of unscented laundry bleach to 1 gallon of water. Leaving the water open to air & sunlight will remove the chlorine yet make the water safe to drink

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.



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ALL Classes are "ON"
as scheduled

 - July 18 or the 19 Summer Plant Class is ON

 - July 25-26 Learning Camping Basics

- July 31-Aug 1 Weekend Survival Class is ON

- August 15 Moonshine Making Class is ON

- August 21-23 Bug Out Bag Challenge 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