From the introduction:
This book involves survival and using very few resources to succeed. Due to this, you might have to craft some items from raw materials around you. Some items will be consumed and some will be required, but they won’t be consumed.
Each adventure book for Legend of the Wayfarer presents a solitaire adventure for use with the game. These proceed, typically, by presenting a paragraph or so of text followed by a test or decision which leads to another page. Each adventure book also has a page of random numbers in case the player is in a location that does not facilitate die rolls.