I’m using a private persistent server, its late in the week, canned goods are rare, weapons are very rare, so any rounds have to be used as a last resort. So with that I set up camp in the woods, make a fire, dig a garden plot with various vegetables I gained from harvesting seeds. Then I survive using water from ponds, and rainwater while feeding on hunting and crops. When I have cooked my steaks I then craft clothing from animal hides & become a real life frontiersman. This is survival, this is the apocalypse, no 5 minutes of getting fully geared by tripping into a town and finding everything within the first few houses. Its challenging, its testing your limits and it is survival of the fittest.
Forget your camping bandits and kill on sight players, I survive using the crafted bow and arrow & crafted knife, kill what I need to & not contribute to the end of the human species