If you are new to Don’t Starve you probably want to start off with my tips for beginners.
If you are here and still reading you have figured out how to forage enough food to get by, but you still have problems surviving because you need to learn how to heal. Unlike other survival games you don’t just heal up over time, or rest outside of combat. Sleep seems like it would be the natural way to heal, but don’t waste resources on tents or bedrolls because it won’t work. Sleeping in DS is only to heal your Psyche and costs you food (you wake up very hungry so don’t sleep if you don’t have food already!) There’s basically 4 ways to heal in DS
- Crafting Healing items
- Eat Flowers and Butterflies
- Eat cooked/dried foods
- Eat spider glands (recent update)