the pod can be a base of sorts until I can fabricate something better.
For sure, it can serve you well for a long time. But before too long you'll want more storage than you can manage there. And eventually you'll want to build things that cannot be in the lifepod. Plus, building a base is fun. But for now, all you need is the pod
Animals flee this hell, the hardest stones cannot bear it for long. Only men endure