Forums: Index > Fallout: New Vegas gameplay help > How do you use the Vault 13 canteen?

the game keeps telling me to "take a sip out of your trusty vault 13 canteen" but it's a misc item and i cant figure out how to use it or fill it up --XvLIGHTNINGvx 06:17, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

What happens when you try to equip it? --Kris User Hola 09:34, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

I'm having the same problem, I pre-ordered at gamestop so I have the classic pack as well Deathclawpoop 13:20, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

It won't let me equip it. it just sits there in my inventory --XvLIGHTNINGvx 14:56, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

It doesn't ask you to take a sip, it tells you "YOU take a sip out of your..." in other words, it's automatic. I've not tried Hardcore mode yet, but it looks like the canteen just being in your inventory means free water! You might never have to worry about dehydration. I don't know for sure, though. -Drk Angel

You don't equip it, it's automatic. As far as I can tell, it has infinite water and it just replenishes some of your H2O once in a while. I'm playing in hardcore mode, so I'm not sure if it's different on regular mode. Glomulus 03:07, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, i figured it out after awhile. It just puts off dehydration. Very useful, and just so you know hardcore isn't as bad as it sounds. You just have to be careful in a big fight --XvLIGHTNINGvx 06:08, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

It also restores health in addition to re-hydrating you. It happens every 5 minutes and restores 15 health and lowers dehydration by 25.