Another element of the survivalist attitude that should be mentioned is the way we think of food.
In Western society, with the exception of the destitute, we eat food we like, and we eat when we're not hungry. Many times we pass up perfectly good
food, even if we're hungry, simply because it's not something we want.
In a survival situation, you have to eat what's available, when it's available. Sometimes it tastes awful, sometimes it's dirty, or cold, or
slimy. You need the energy from the food in order to survive, so it's a matter of will, getting past the taste, the smell, moral objections (in the
case of vegetarians/vegans), whatever.
There's also appetite fatigue to consider. It doesn't matter if you've got twenty tons of beans and rice buried in the backyard, if you can't
choke it down after the third helping, it does you no good.
There are two solutions to appetite fatigue (that I know of, at least). One is to store a variety of foods you like (not just what's cheap, what
lasts the longest, etc.), and another is to eat the food you store as part of your normal routine.
If eating does become a chore, do your chores!
I've heard of appetite fatigue leading as far as nausea, but I think that's probably in rare cases. I've been eating loads of peanut butter rice
and beans, saltines and tuna fish my whole life, so I seriously doubt if my stockpile will stop tasting good just because the fit is hitting the shan
outside. So, if you stockpile foods you normally eat, it should never be an issue.
But if it does become an issue, remember that you need to eat to live. Even if becomes downright unpleasant, it's something that needs to be done if
you expect to live.