It seems to me that if things do go to pot. The Chinese wok is probably the best utensil you could have. A very versatile item. It can be used for frying, steaming and boiling food.
You can fix your meat, steam or stir fry your veggies and cook your rice in the same pan.
Developed over the ages to be the best method of preparing food for people who often lived on the edge of starvation a well used wok will retain almost all of the nutrients in the food.
Plus it’s ability to do almost everything made it affordable to even the very poorest.
The fast cooking ability of stir fries is easier on your fuel supplies.