Wasteland Survival Guide (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For the overview of this book throughout the Fallout series, see Wasteland Survival Guide (item). For other uses of the term, see Wasteland Survival Guide.
Wasteland Survival Guide
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Effects+3 Survival
(+4 with Comprehension)
Base ID00160227

Know what I've decided, children? I'm gonna start a bookclub. Right... NOW! Wanna join? Good, cause you got no choice! Our first masterpiece is called "The Wasteland Survival Guide," written by Megaton/Underworld's own Moira Brown. Oh, and, get this - researched and co-authored by none other than - yep, you guessed it - that tenacious teenager from Vault 101. Now, let me tell ya. This thing's got all sorts of useful tips. Where to find food, how to deal with radiation, tons o' stuff. Survive, Thrive, and Revive, that's the name of the game. The book is the Wasteland Survival Guide! Pick up your copy today!

Three Dog, Fallout 3

The Wasteland Survival Guide is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


Published by Moira Brown in 2277, the guide saw distribution throughout the wasteland by travelers. The book provides knowledge on how to survive the harsh wasteland. It is part of Lone Wanderer's legacy and shows the larger impact he made on the wasteland.[1]


This book increases the Survival skill by 3 points (4 with Comprehension) upon use.


In Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted using the appropriate recipe. Note that it is consumed in the process, allowing only one to be made.

1 Wasteland Survival Guide


Closest map markerLocation description
Lone Wolf RadioNear the mattress inside the radio trailer.
Matthews Animal Husbandry FarmInside the barn, on the upper level, next to the barrel crate.
Mesquite Mountains camp siteNext to the bed and toolbox inside the westernmost tent. Note that it may spawn beneath the ground, switching to third person perspective and moving the camera around may help in finding it.
Scavenger platformNorthern end, under the collapsed metal shelves.
Waste Disposal Station Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.pngAmong radioactive barrels, between two lead-lined metal boxes, right next to a skeleton.

There are no additional copies placed in the world in Dead Money or Honest Hearts.


  1. J.E. Sawyer: "Why wasn't the Scout Handbook from classic Fallout games included in NV/changed to Wasteland Survival guide?
    There are very few links between F3 and F:NV. Including the WSG shows the wider impact and influence of the Lone Wanderer from F3 on the world."