I kinda don't want to play until i can cook squirrels. They're a big part of my diet in this game and its difficult now since soup doesn't do much for hunger anyway. I find myself eating mushrooms every chance i get.
you can cook them, and even cook them in a way that preserves them. On my long time survivor I usually run around with 3 preserved squirrels. Just remember to eat them before they eventually go bad.