I didnt get to play much last night but the first thing I wanted to do when finding myself alone in the dark in the cold weather was to get some food in my belly. My first thought was fishing, my second thought was 'well how do I get a fishing pole'. Fishing might not be the best way to get food, I dont know really, either way I think I need food first,then off to explore everywhere.
I do plan on joining a tribe but first I want to explore so I have a good feel for the geography
EDIT: I should add a question, how important is selecting my starter stats and skills.