I like some of your suggestions, but I think some are too elaborate. For instance: the cooking. Nice in theory, but if your character had to gather wood, light a fire, put a kettle or frying pan on the fire and cook the food every time, who would do it? It's cosy and it would be realistic, but come on: something like that becomes plain annoying the tenth time you do it, not to mention the hundreth time.
I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er.