I'm not going to say "git gud". But I will say "dun suk". Honestly though. I never once even came close to dying in the early game. Maybe if you go to a specific one of the close by iron mines then there's a significant difference in the fauna/flora you find? I went to one of the two closest, but there was one a bit further away that looked like it was deep in a forest. That one might have actually been dangerous, maybe that's why this has been an issue for some people.