Flat breads are pretty easy and my simple flatbread recipe with no yeast has become a quick staple that i can throw together whenever needed.
Although I would not recommend it, you can live for quite a while on just bread and water alone (although, you may result looking like the skinny pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean). I think this fact qualifies bread as important and, for some people, an essential staple.
Bread, however, is pretty darn expensive at my local stores. Thus during my journey to save money and be more frugal, I decided that it was important to learn the art of bread making.