The Mountaineer Institute for Self Reliance's purpose is to provide quality training to empower our students. This is accomplished by enabling students to become more self-reliant. We accomplish this through instruction in our philosophy of "Prepare, Survive, Thrive." Students prepare by making common sense preparations for likely, real-world disasters, being financially free and through education. Students learn the basic and advanced skills to get them through an emergency or disaster; they learn to survive. Finally, students are instructed on sustainability. Thiving is living as self-reliant as possible; to know that you can make it for the long haul. Thriving is a lifestyle… Join us as we make the self-reliant journey together.