One element of survival is nutrition. There are instances when food is fuel, and the only concern is ingesting more calories than you burn up. (That even sounds unappetizing!) But there are ways to prepare basic, staple TASTY foods using off-the-grid methods: i.e. over a campfire, in a Dutch oven or by using aluminum foil wraps. Learn how to cook over a single heat source, using simple, tried-and-tested cooking methods!
I maintain that hot, tasty food is a survival tool, and should be in every survival kit.With that proviso, here is one of the few stories my Dad told about his service in World War II. It has to do with a hot Sunday morning, somewhere in Louisiana, when a kindly lady invited a complete stranger to eat dinner with her family.