No habitat, no rover/truck/spaceship and no cave near. The storm right next to your face, how do you survive?

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Dig out a hole, then close the top. you can do this by holding alt with the terrain tool.

  • You don't need to cover it up. Just be in it.
    – Wolfie
    Sep 14, 2017 at 19:31

iDigitalTimes has a "'Astroneer' Beginner's Guide: How To Research, What To Build First And Other Tips." In the section at the bottom titled "Other Tips" they mention this as a potential way to survive a (sand) storm:

If you see a sandstorm on the horizon, and you’re far away from your base, dig a small shelter into the earth. Make sure there’s an area to the left or right of the door for you to duck into.

I'm sure there are other ways to ensure your survival that will become apparent as the game progresses beyond its current "early release" stage.

  • I've tried that, got hit by a flying cube and died lol
    – sysfiend
    Dec 22, 2016 at 20:09
  • @Alex Ugh, that sucks. Did you have the shelter dug-out ahead of time? Or did you really wait until the storm was "right next to your face?"
    – Aaron
    Dec 22, 2016 at 20:16
  • I waited untill blocks started flying by my face, I was hoping I could get home...
    – sysfiend
    Dec 23, 2016 at 10:05

You should dig a hole in the ground and with a passage either left or right, never deep down (as the rocks can still get you). And make sure you don't stand in the opening of the "dugout".

  • This doesn't really add much to the other existing answer, sorry.
    – user140963
    Jan 16, 2017 at 1:03
  1. Dig a deep hole. Aim at about 45 degree and dig. Go in and wait.
  2. Enter a vehicle (shuttle, rover, etc)
  3. Enter habitat
  4. Go in an existing cave.
  5. Hide inside crashed spacecraft hull.

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