First: Great game!
-Barrels? The ability to craft barrels to store:
- meat: with the option to salt, so as to prevent spoilage
- and just food(and other goods) in general!
The latest version (1.04) has chests so wouldn't that be good enough?
O.k., how about just salted meat and water storage, skip the barrels.
I think there should be barrels, as they would be more practical for storing meat and liquids than chests. you could also have a barrel on your spawn platform which would have meat/water on easier difficulties( an idea that I've seen multiple times now).