Welcome to Survival School!

Classes Forming Now for 2015

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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   888-886-5592 (outside Ohio)

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General Class Information

Survival Tip of the Day

To help stablize your wrist against your shin when learning to make Bow Drill fires, tie a Constrictor Knot around your wrist and leg to hold them tightly together - Benoit

Upcoming Classes

Saturday April 11
Cleveland Parks Program
Saturday April 18
Shamanic Journeys 1
Monday April 20
Cleveland Parks Program
Sunday April 26
6 Day Survival 101
Monday May 18
Erie Montessori Regional Charter School
Saturday May 23
Spring Plant Class
Wednesday May 27
Bee Keeping Class
Sunday May 31
Escape, Evasion, Invisibility
Friday June 12
Weekend Survival 101 Class
Monday June 15
NEW CLASS...Prepper's Camp 2015
Wednesday June 17
Wine and Cheese Making Class
Thursday June 18
Soap Making Class
Saturday June 27
Private Survival Class
Tuesday June 30
Atlatl and Boomerang Class
Saturday July 11
Summer Plant Class
Sunday July 19
Survival 201 (Applications and Techniques)
Monday July 27
Hudson City Youth Survival Camp
Friday July 31
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Wednesday August 12
Surival 101 6 Day Class
Sunday August 16
6 Day Survival 101
Sunday September 6
Adventure Quest Lorain County Parks
Saturday September 12
Fall Plant Class
Friday September 18
Weekend Survival 101 Class
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)