Congratulations on getting one of the greatest, most versatile pieces of coffee equipment you'll ever own. Take it on any travels--be it in a hostel or a hotel, because it's durable and easy to pack. For the same reasons, take it camping with one of these guys, and you don't even need electricity to brew supremely great coffee--even in the backwoods of the Absarokee's!
While it might seem intimidating to use, it really is easier than it looks. Just make sure you have all your preparations ready before you add the water to the coffee and you're good to go (oh, and the camping version of the instructions can be found here).
Begin by gathering everything you need:
-AeroPress (pieces separated, and don't forget your funnel and paddle)
-A paper filter for the AeroPress
-A Gooseneck Spout Kettle (electric of stove-top)
-A Carafe (to let the coffee drip into)
OK, so those things are all available and easy to reach. Now, let's get started.
Now, before you go any further, double check that everything's prepped and ready to go BEFORE you put water to grounds, otherwise things will get out of hand in a hurry. If you've never made an AeroPress, the best way to to describe it is like making stir-fry: as long as you've got everything prepped and within arms-reach, you're set and things will be delicious... but once you apply heat to your ingredients, you've got to be ready see things through.
OK, so you're ready? You sure? Good, let's move one.