Longhorn beetle larvae taste smoky and flavorful when roasted over a camp fire. I would equate this creature to the flavor of bacon. They also remind me of a jalapeño popper with a hint of Cholula. 10/10: would eat again.
The Homestead Survival: Candle Powered Pottery Heater - would help tp prevent hypothermia in a closed room. The link doesn't work, but the pic is self explanatory. We found candles warmed the house more than the fire place during an ice storm a few years ago.