The Bottom Line
Congratulations! You’ve now learned everything you need to know to understand how your character is doing, improve your tools for better longevity, hopefully not get lost on your travels, and create your first mob-proof outdoor shelter.
These are the keys to Minecraft. Just remember to head back to your chest often to store the valuables you’ve gathered, or build other chests further afield.
You might also want to consider building a pillar and platform on top of your new shelter. It can help you survey your terrain and acts as an easy-to-see landmark when you’re out and about. Put some torches on top because mobs can spawn on any platform, no matter how small, and you don’t want to poke your head up through the platform only to discover a creeper on a short fuse.
The next chapter is all downhill—deep into your first mine.