Crafting in The Survivalists is pretty simple. There are a bunch of recipes you can use to make a variety of items. Whether it’s armor and weapons, or you’re building up your new base, you need to know how this stuff works.
The system works by a defined progression path. Crafting one recipe leads directly into unlocking another recipe for a different item. Players looking to unlock everything there is to craft have a set progression to follow, starting with the items you need to craft. After the in-game tutorial prompts you to make a basic axe, you will move into the next tier of crafting, cooking. Here’s how the tiers break down:
- Campfire – Cooking
- Crafting Bench – Basic items
- Forge – Advanced items
You will need all three of these as infrastructure for any base you make. And then this is where things get complicated. Because you have an army of loyal monkies you can teach them recipes to help you craft. It’s great for churning out animal traps or arrows, which you can always use more of. Open “Monkey Mimic Mode” by holding “Q” and select “Teach.” This will allow you to have a monkey make a recipe until it runs out of resources. You can also use the multicrafting feature we talked about in our beginner’s guide to limit the number of repetitions.
Basic Crafting Recipes
The basics of crafting in this game are the things you can make on your own. You won’t need any crafting benches or Blueprints for these items, as they’re just the basic stuff you need to get started.
The basic character crafting is done by pressing the “C” key on the PC.
|Hand Axe (main; starting recipe)||2x pebbles|
|Flimsy Multitool||2x timber; 1x rope|
|Wooden Club||2x timber; 1x palm leaf; 1x rope|
|Rope||2x long grass|
|Stone Chunk||4x pebbles|
|Makeshift Bowl||2x palm leaf|
|Tool Handle||2x timber; 1x pebbles|
|Torch||1x tool handle; 2x charcoal; 1x rope|
|Comfy Padding||2x palm leaf; 1x straw bundle; 1x rope|
|Makeshift Bedsheet||3x palm leaf|
|Straw Bundle||3x long grass|
|Wooden Rod||2x timber; 1x palm leaf; 1x rope|
Next up, let’s talk about building your own base with Blueprint mode.
Blueprint constructions are the basics of how you build a base in The Survivalists. All the basic component for making buildings are here. You will absolutely want to make a flimsy bed and Campfire first though, as these are essential for cooking and sleeping. You can expand from there and organize your base with defensive structures around your various crafting buildings.
Press the “R” key to open up Blueprint Mode, showing all the possible objects you can craft and then place. If you need to delete an object via Blueprint Mode, press Z on PC, or the on-screen prompt for the controller.
|Campfire (main; starting recipe)||6x pebbles|
|Flimsy Bed||1x comfy padding|
|Straw Wall||2x straw bundle|
|Wooden Wall||2x wooden wall; 1x rope|
|Door||3x wooden slat; 2x metal hinge; 1x metal ingot|
|Window||2x wooden slat; 2x glass sheet; 1x mud|
|Stone Wall||2x stone slab; 3x mud|
|Lightweight Bed||1x comfy padding; 2x wooden slat; 2x metal nails|
|Table||2x wooden rod; 2x timber; 1x rope|
|Small Chest||4x timber; 2x rope|
|Medium Chest||2x wooden slat; 2x timber; 2 metal hinge|
|Pebble Floor Tile||3x pebbles; 2x mud|
|Multipurpose Pole||2x wooden rod; 2x mud|
|Crafting Bench||2x stone chunk; 3x timber; 2x rope|
|Forge||6x stone chunk; 3x mud|
|Cooking Pot||1x bucket; 6x pebbles|
|Raft||6x wooden rod; 3x rope|
Crafting Bench Recipes
The Crafting Bench in The Survivalists is manufactured via Blueprint Mode. From there you can unlock a bunch of different more advanced items. There are traps for catching food, more useful weapons and tools, and so much more. You can use these recipes for all manner of tasks. You can simply consider this as an expanded baseline to work from when both gathering resources and building your base.
A lot of this stuff is where you really need to take advantage of your monkeys and their automated crafting abilities. You will also need plenty of metals, rope and other advanced gathering or crafting items, so this is basically the final step in your crafting journey.
|Wooden Slat||2x timber; 1x rope|
|Animal Trap||2x wooden slat; 2x rope; 1x berries|
|Training Dummy||3x comfy padding; 2x straw bundle; 2x wooden rod|
|Bone Club||3x bone; 1x palm leaf; 1x rope|
|Flimsy Axe||1x tool handle; 1x hand axe; 1x rope|
|Flimsy Pickaxe||1x tool handle; 2x stone chunk; 1x rope|
|Flimsy Shovel||1x tool handle; 1x stone chunk; 2x rope|
|Decorative Wall Hanging||2x rope; 2x palm leaf; 1x charcoal|
|Boar Trophy||1x wooden slat; 1x metal nails; 1x boar tusks|
|Big-Cat Trophy||1x wooden slat; 1x metal nails; 1x big-cat claws|
|Stag Trophy||1x wooden slat; 1x metal nails; 1x stag antlers|
|Makeshift Rug||3x fur clump; 1x rope|
|Luxury Bed Sheet||2x comfy padding; 2x rope; 1x makeshift rug|
|Makeshift Sail||3x fur clump; 3x palm leaf; 3x rope|
|Bow||1x wooden rod; 2x rope; 2x mud|
|Flimsy Arrows||2x wooden rod; 3x pebbles; 3x petals|
|Lightweight Arrows||2x wooden rod; 3x metal ingot; 3x petals|
|Sturdy Arrows||2x wooden rod; 3x gem stone; 3x petals|
|Spear||1x wooden rod; 2x metal ingot; 2x rope|
|Gold Spear||1x wooden rod; 2x gold ingot; 2x rope|