Getting liquids and water is very hard. Most of the time I die of thirst. I dont always find mobs to kill that give me leather for a waterskin and I dont always find message ina bottle. I found a message in a bottle, opened it and filled with salt water. I started a file.
I double clicked the salt water facing the fire and I dont get a distill option and I dont get a craftable option to make water. Do I need a 2nd container to put the water in? THe wiki does not say?
making water you can drink is difficult due to the lack of items.
The method you are talking about would require a flask, which requires a few more things like a kiln(needs sandstone). Your best bet to get a steady water supply at first is a stone water still(Large Rock x3 + Sharpened Item + String + Pole-like + Waterskin + Fuel-like). Killing a rat or two early on is helpful to get a waterskin if you are unable to find a message in a bottle along the beaches.Good luck and I hope this helps.
either fresh water and boil it or make a stone filter, which isnt that hard. But of course requires a flask. Good thing the full thirst bar at the beginning takes a while to deplete completely, I was able to outlast it every time but the first one I played
Pineapples and coconuts can be very helpful early on as well. Avoid eating anything but these two things until you really have to as most of the other foods tend to make you more thirsty. Wandering around a bit before you make base camp can lead to you finding the extra materials you will need to survive. It’s also a good idea toadapt to whatever you’re given on the particular map you get. Sometimes a kiln is possible early on and other times it will take some serious exploring to find sandstone. Just keep looking for a giant rat. They really can make or break a new game by providing more waterskins and also leather armor.