It covers soldering and unsoldering the most basic component, a jumper wire.
Never soldered before? Start with Soldering 101: Tin the Tip.
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You will need:
All the items used in Soldering 101
insulated jumper wire
pc prototyping board, veroboard (stripboard), or padboard.
dikes (diagonal cutters) or flush cutters.
solder sucker (desoldering pump)
**The links above are simply the place I found these items. Any suggestions for other US links would be appreciated**