I'm 30 and check, check, check! Turning 30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know. The first half of the list is a little "stuff" oriented for my taste, but overall a fun read. I'd love to check out the book!
I saw this done at a festival in Scotland. The cordage did not sting. Find out how to make string from stinging nettles without getting stung! Nettle cordage can be used for lots of things, such as fishing line and shelter building.