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Midwest Outdoor Skills Training (MOST) is a Chicago-based organization that provides experiential education and training in important skills such as leadership, first aid, CPR and adventure consulting.


We offer NOLS Wilderness Medicine certification Courses and American Heart Association CPR courses. We offer custom solutions based on individual's and groups' needs. Courses are designed for all levels of expertise, from novice to industry experts and professionals.


Midwest Outdoor Skills Training strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all participants, regardless of their background or experience level. 

Prasad Gadgil, Founder

Prasad Gadgil is an experienced outdoor educator, guide, and leader with over 15 years of hands-on experience in experiential education and wilderness skills training. He has led trips in the Indian Himalaya, Nepal, Thailand, Alaska, Pacific Northwest, and Wyoming. He is a senior faculty at NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) expeditions and NOLS Wilderness Medicine. He is also a member of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and Leave No Trace  Advocate for the state of Illinois.


Prasad is also a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (W-EMT), equipped to handle medical emergencies in remote locations. He has a passion for education and is committed to empowering folks with the skills and knowledge needed to explore the natural world with confidence and respect for the environment.

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