More like 2.75 due to presentation issues.
As many reviewers have noted here, this is novice level, very basic information that Joe is presenting but, you've got to start somewhere, and this information is about one of the foundations upon which much else depends.
The material that Joe is trying to lay out for readers is indeed useful and valuable and, if the SHTF, may even be critical and lifesaving, but for a slight work of just 73 pages which is devoted to teaching us about and familiarizing us with equipment that we -most of us--presumably have not seen or are familiar with--and which relies on several drawings and quite a few pictures (28 to be exact) to do the familiarization and teaching, it seems obvious to me that it is imperative that the pictures in question must be very clear and crisp.
Unfortunately, just as with Joe Nobody's prior work, "Holding Your Ground," while the line drawings used are of excellent quality, many of the pictures here in "Tuxedo" are again very muddy, sometimes out of focus, and unclear, and about as far removed from "crisp" as possible.
Message to "Joe"--it can't cost much, hire someone to take some decent pictures, and the effectiveness of your books will be massively improved, and if the problem is with the printing of what are already decent pictures, then get someone new to do your printing.
I note, too, that there are several, increasingly annoying instances where the number of the picture we are referred to in the text is incorrect. Look, there are less than thirty pictures involved in the entirety of "Tuxedo," how hard can it be to make sure that the text, when referring readers to this or that picture to clarify something, is referring us to the correct picture?
The fixes are obvious, better quality pictures and/or printing, more attention to detail, and better proofreading are needed for "Tuxedo" to live up to its true potential.