Quote fromPunch trees. Lots of trees.
And make some doors. The things are handy.
And, yeah, I'm fairly certain you need a tool to mine things or else it just won't give you your loot.
I just don't know if it's worth actually putting doors in my base as they can't be removed from what I can tell and most bases are temporary.
Minecraft is a nearly infinite world, people don't just stay in one place?
Unless I'm getting this wrong.
Do people make one shelter and explore? How do they find the shelter once they venture off?
I've been making small, temporary shelters for night. Then just aimlessly exploring during the day.