Desert Survivalist is an achievement/trophy and challenge in Fallout: New Vegas. It is awarded for healing 10,000 HP by eating food.


  • Only damage you have taken that you restore with food or water counts toward this achievement.
    • The damage need not be dealt by an enemy. Fall damage or damage taken by running out of breath underwater also counts.
  • HP restoration occurring over time can be stacked, if the player consumes all the food items of his choice at once without leaving his Pip-Boy. However, if they are healed completely by the instantaneous healing effects of the food items they consume, the achievement will cease tracking the rest of the consumed food towards this achievement.
  • Blood sausage, black blood sausage, thin red paste, thick red paste, MRE, Sunset Sarsaparilla and Nuka-Cola do not count towards this achievement/trophy.