Although, I will say that it is a little more important to have access to hot water in the winter. But hot water is very useful for cooking and nearly cooking food at any time of the year. I made a video talking about access to hot water here:
Essentially, what I say is that hot water can come from the dispensers in coffee shops or gas stations. Also, you can buy a cheap electric kettle and keep an eye out for plug in sources. Also, if neither of the two options are available, then you will need to rely on making your own fire with propane or campfire.
Here is a video where I talk about the things you can cook with the hot water. They are good staples that you can change up on a daily basis: