While traveling for an hour or more in your favored terrain, you gain the following benefits: * Difficult terrain doesn't slow your group's travel.
* Your group can't become lost except by magical means.
Don't forget AC, Initiative, and that you begin with 2 Proficiency bonus.
Don't forget to calculate HP as well (always use the suggested average when it gives you the option to use that or roll).
Primeval Awareness: Beginning at 3rd level, you can use your action and expend one ranger spell slot to focus your awareness on the region around you.
Follow the character creation rules in the PHB or Basic Rules. (The optional rule for humans cashing their attribute boost for a first-level feat is legal, too.) There are some handy tools online for this.
The usual order I make characters in (which I find helpful): Race, Class, Background, Abilities (the six scores, like STR, DEX, and so on), Saving Throws, Skills, Proficiency, and finally Gear.
* When you forage, you find twice as much food as you normally would.
* While tracking other creatures, you also learn their exact number, their sizes, and how long ago they passed through the area.