Hi everyone, I have only played Minecraft once for a few minutes but I'm not a noob! I have watched countless vids and read so many wikis that I am an expert! Here is a tip don't worry about food on your first night in the game. Just get three or four trees and make one wooden picax. Look for a mountain that has coal on the side or just a normal mountain, and mine in to it. Make that your shelter for a few days. Don't get a bunch of wool for a bed. Its only your first night in a new world, so use the night to expand your hidey hole and make a furnish and one of every tool out of stone. If you run into a cave, block it back up! If you couldn't find any coal, smelt wood, will not work on planks. Light up your place with torches so monsters don't spawn in your house.
PS. Leave a 1 by 1 hole so you can see if it is light out but if you do that, have a corner you can back up into in case of skellies. If you have leftover planks of wood, just make a door. Btw, if your difficulty is set on hard, zombies can brake down wooden doors.