There's no way of getting around it: Indie-survival game Rust is tough. You're only given bandages, a torch, and a rock to begin with, and you have to figure out how to get yourself fed, sheltered, and safe from other (potentially hostile) players - or you'll die.
Luckily, Gamespot has a handy video guide full of beginner's tips that just may save your life (hint: step one: build yourself a hatchet, and find yourself some food). Hopefully with these handy hints, you'll die less frequently (but yes. You will still die).
Do you have any good tips for first-time Rust players? Let us know in the comment section below.