This books is wonderful! It's full of very useful information to move yourself toward, "Self-Sufficiency." The projects are quite doable and well thought out. If the project(s) you choose is something you build out of wood, all the directions are includes, along with drawings, measurements, etc., everything needed to learn how to do it are in this book! It covers so many areas and has so many ideas! We enjoyed going through the book, cover-to-cover, to decide which projects we would like to use! It's a book that will always be valuable to have. It's certainly a book you will never be "finished" with, either!