I like to think I would have made a good pioneer. There is a caveat, though (isn't there always). I would have made a good pioneer who had access to a deep freeze.
That may disqualify my presumption.
I like processing food from my garden. I blanche and freeze bags of swiss chard and broccoli that I use for soups and dahl. Blueberries are the easiest, straight from the bushes to freezer bags.