You can take a chance and go to an abandoned base. God willing, you may be able to find precious resources to help you create more powerful weapons to boost your chances of survival.
The market will be open 2 times a day. Enter the chat room during those times to communicate with other survivors and exchange information to help your survival. But remember that not all survivors are friendly.
Traders may be helpful under the right circumstances. They can never refuse a good deal. Trade with them your unwanted items.