In don't starve, there's aloth of things you can do in one single day. It last 8 min! First, I recommand to scavange the area and prioritize grass, twigs and flint. With the flint and the twigs you can craft a axe, essential to cut trees(duh). With the wood that you will have collected, you can build a campfire (with wood and cut grass.) to help you survive during the night. As a pro player, I don't recommand that. You should instead make a torch with twigs and grass to burn trees and after collect the coal. It will be usefull for later in the game.