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The Patriot's Cookbook
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Effects+10 Explosives for 60s
(+20 with Comprehension)
(for 180s with Retention)
Base ID000ec4a7

The Underground Rebel's Guide to Practical Dissent

— slogan

The Patriot's Cookbook is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


On the front is a red stamp administered by the pre-War Federal Bureau of Investigation, which claims that it is "banned material" and "to be burned" on February 11th, 2069. The magazine offers articles on creating explosive devices for a variety of purposes, such as Abraxo based bombs and mailbox bombs. Given the banned nature of the material, it is hinted to have an anarchistic or communistic bent to it.

Reading this magazine raises your Explosives skill by 10 points (20 points with the Comprehension perk) for 60 seconds (180 seconds with Retention).


Closest map markerLocation description
Camp GolfInside Misfits' Tent.
Horowitz farmsteadIn the bedroom of a house south-east of Horowitz farmstead.
Nellis Air Force BaseNellis Boomer Museum, on a shelf above Pete's bed, with ¡La Fantoma! and Tæles of Chivalrie.
Nellis Air Force BaseSchoolhouse, inside the teacher's desk (very easy lock), with a Lad's Life and Today's Physician.
Nellis Air Force BaseMen's Barrack, on a set of shelves next to bunk.(must be stolen)
NCR Sharecropper FarmsIf you go out of the farm (East gate) there is a mailbox down the road (to your left),also there is a Salesman Weekly in the mailbox straight in front of the gate.
New California Republic Correctional FacilityCell block A, behind the closed cell door.
New Vegas SteelOn a desk in the first room.
NiptonIn a safe inside a house, along with a low condition grenade rifle.
Sierra Madre Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DM.pngExecutive Suites, on a suitcase in a bedroom.
Zion Fishing Lodge Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HH.pngFishing Lodge, on an end table next to a cabinet with two pre-War books.
Techatticup MineOn the bottom of shelf of a supply cage.
Vault 34In the collapsed room with a doctor's bag, skeleton, and first aid box.
Vault 34In the room directly after the room with an inaccessible door and 3 vault dwellers in it.

Behind the scenes

The name of the book is likely inspired by the book The Anarchist Cookbook which featured recipes for homemade explosives.