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OGWL Resource Library - A collection of files, infographics, videos and podcasts

OGWL Resource Library

When our ancestors did this off grid life literacy was rare and you were raised in the skills you would need to live in the wild or on a homestead.

As we struggle to reconnect with that history, we come with the advantages of technology and a wealth of knowledge. Our OGWL Resource files cover a huge number of topics and you can read them right on the page.

Maybe you don't have net at home on the homestead or up in the camp but here at the OGWL Resource section we have made our files available to be downloaded so with a thumb drive and some time you can take this knowledge home to peruse at your leisure.

You will find a download button below each preview of the document.  You will also find topic tags which can lead to other related articles.

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OGWL Resource Library Files

Trucker's Hitch Knot

  • This knot is used by truckers to secure heavy loads in place and works equally well tying canoes and other objects to the tops of cars.

Tuning up Your Carving Knife

  • Tips for making a knife the best cutting tool you own.

Tying a Fishhook on Your Line

  • This guide presents another way to tie your fishhook on your line.

Tying The Knot

  • A Guide To Knots For Camping, Boating and Fishing

Tying Your Fishhook On Your Line

  • Step-by-step graphic of how to tie your fishhook on your line.

Types of Cuts for Wood and Construction

  • Every DIY carpentry project includes instructions on how to cut your wood to successfully complete your build. This chart will help you better understand how these cuts are made.

Types of Sheet Boards

  • This graphic shows you the types of sheet boards available for your projects.

Types of Trusses

  • So many things will determine the types of trusses you will need for your build. This chart will get you started in your design.

U of NH Co-op Ext Housing and Space Guidelines for Livestock

  • Suggested guidelines for livestock with regard to horses, Dairy Cows, Beef Cows, Dairy Goats, Pigs, Sheep, Hen, Broilers, and Turkeys.
  • Download Resource000471 Rep493

Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

  • This graphic tells you where to find pallets, types available, and provides a look at some easy, medium and hard projects you might want to tackle.
Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living

Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living

John McPherson (Author), Geri McPherson (Author)

  • Learning the primitive skills found in this book will help you survive in a real life survival situation.
  • Download 9781569756508

Understanding LED's

  • Feeling overwhelmed in the light bulb aisle these days? This graphic will help.

Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards

  • This manual walks through the standardization of cuts of meat found in supermarkets. You will know what the cut is and where it came from.
  • Download Urmiscompletefile MeatCuts

University of Tennessee's Canning Foods

Upcycle Your Broken Mobile Phone Parts Into Survival Tools

  • Did you know that your phone can become pretty handy in a stone age survival situation?

Urban Homesteading :Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living

  • This book is about Urban Homesteading. Not every one had a handle on everything aspect of homegrown sustainability. Each homestead focused on what they needed to become self sufficient.
  • Download urbanhomesteading

Urban Preparation Kit, Part I, On-Body Kit

Urban Survival Gear Checklist

  • In a grid down or doomsday scenario, having all of your gear in place is vital to your survival. This is especially true in an urban setting. Using this list you will be the most prepared person on your block.

Urban Survival Guide

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