Hunting and gathering is easy- However, very new characters with no skills and no weapons to speak of are going to have a huge problem getting food on the first few days, especially when you can barely cook.
In the woods you can find enough food to survive day 1 with no skills, no weapons, no problems. You just need a way of cooking better than a skewer, so a pot or frying pan. Even with level 0 survival you can usually find enough wild vegetables and eggs on the first day to be fine. And if you don’t you can always search through the night as your survival skill goes up. Just gotta be careful of the wolves/bears/moose.
The only dangerous part was the turret - back then fire didn’t actually deal proximity damage in any shape or form, only direct damage and smoke effect (counterable with mouth env protection). And the turret could actually be killed by chucking planks at it.