Crafting is an integral part of survival in The Long Dark and leads to some of the most useful items in the game. Players can access their crafting menu from any location via their inventory, or by interacting with a crafting station, such as a workbench:
Item categories can be selected on the far left of the interface and from top to bottom include: All Craftables, Fire Making, First Aid, Clothing and Tools. Categories can be further filtered with the filtering options in the bottom left corner of the screen; from left to right they are: Alphabetical, Hand Crafting, Workbench Crafting, Forge Crafting and Ammunition Bench Crafting.
In order to craft an item, you need the materials and tools shown in the top right beneath “requirements” on your person. Some more complex items may require large portions of time to craft, for these items players can apportion crafting time over multiple sittings by adjusting this option in the lower right of the crafting interface.
Remember that the item will not be ready for use until the full crafting time has been completed.