How to Get Chitin in Smalland Survive the Wilds

Here's how to get Chitin in Smalland: Survive the Wilds, so you can upgrade that shoddy Wood Hatchet.

If you’re ready to upgrade from the Wood Hatchet, you’ll need to do a little bit of resource gathering beforehand. The Crude Hatchet requires three ingredients, one of which can be a bit harder to find if you haven’t done enough exploring. Here’s a quick guide on how to get Chitin in Smalland: Survive the Wilds.

How to Get Chitin in Smalland Survive the Wilds

Chitin can be obtained by killing Sawyer Beetle in Smalland Survive the Wilds. These insects are found all over the place, particularly in forested areas near large trees. 

Here’s an example location that has several Sawyer Beetles running around:

Remember, your game and map might be different than ours. As long as you’re on the lookout for these beetles, you’ll probably be able to spot them fairly easily. They’re more or less an “early game” enemy, but they have a fair bit of health, so it would help if you brought a decent started weapon like a sword, scythe, or bow.

Sawyer Beetles can drop various insect parts, including Beetle Hearts, Insect Fat, and Chitin. Each Sawyer Beetle typically drops 2 Chitin.

As mentioned, Chitin is an item required to craft the Crude Hatchet, a tool used to harvest a variety of plants that will open up a lot of new recipes for you so you can start progressing through the game.

There you have it, that’s everything you need to know about where to find a bottlecap in Smalland. You can check out more beginner-friendly guides, detailed walkthroughs, and more content for the game by visiting our Smalland: Survive the Wilds section. Have fun!