Welcome to the Town
The Town is the place that you leave each day and return to each night (more or less). After spending some time searching in the desert, you should return to the Town. The chances of surviving outside the town are limited...
The Hub of the Community
The town is where you can meet all your unfortunate comrades, talk to them at the Well or at the Town Gates... It is in town that you will arrange expeditions, and also where you will store the items you find.