Probably have no room to get in this topic. Never played RDIIO and won't ever invest time into it. Mainly for the reason "been there, done that".
Played GTA Online religiously for years.
That system had an ammo share and a food share between others and didn't make people lazy to buy their own food items and ammo.
Yes, it's different two games. The blueprint of the online versions are fairly close to each other.
Look at it as Rockstar's main goal was to make a good "semi-arcadey/ driving" game for GTA and a great hunting game for RDII which happen to take place in a western era.
Intrigued by @lumper 's proposition and also respect the opposing opinions that are "respectful" in return.
Had a "native" ideal to it until finding out the OP went full "Saint Hubertus" but not literally but some parallel, don't know who that is look it up it's a very good lesson and a short read.
Maybe this idea can work and work for all. Let's say you by accident went overboard on the hunts and had no room to store. Makes no sense to have something waste virtually or for the real world.
Not sure you guys and gals can ammo share and food item share with friends in the game yet.
Just thought of this and here it is. Share canned food items with others while you're within the proximity to them and share ammo as well. The hunting part if you went overboard by accident.
Maybe an introduction of a new item as in a flute or horn you sound off for a native tribe come to you at the spot to pick up everything you can't store as a donation/peace offering to their tribe to receive good honor for your online character. Yet, don't know if Native Americans are even in the online so that idea might have no traction at all.