Considering how it takes at least a month for most veggies to grow but you can only last 4 days without food (when well fed with a standard metabolism) it seems like meat is only the real sustainable resource. I know there is plenty of food in the forest come summer/fall, but considering most scenarios start in winter/late spring, most survivors don’t make it long enough to see summer since by then they’ll either starve or get killed by mutated zombies
However even then meat begins to be unsustainable as many creatures eventually mutate/become infected, and then become poisonous and/or less calorically dense…
And of course the shelter won’t sell you food either, since they can barely feed themselves
Does anybody know any good ways to keep a stable income of food early game, without having to travel long distances?