It is important to make sure you and your survival family have time to connect and talk. Mealtime isn’t just about feeding your body, it is the time when your group gathers around the Camp Dining Table and shares their time and the efforts they took to secure and grow the food. It is a time to bond and solidify the relationships that will keep you alive.
You will need your family to survive. They might be new family, your survival family, made up of those you helped and who helped you. You all have one thing in common, you don’t want to get eaten. But that is not enough to hold it all together. You need to care and respect for each other. If you trip and fall do you want to be eaten because no one cared enough to turn around and brush back the horde with a few rounds?
Bonding and forming a tight knit social circle is going to be a survival bonus. People fight harder when they are fighting for something more than themselves.