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Lad's Life
Lads Life
Icon Lads Life
effects+10 Survival for 60 seconds
(+20 with Comprehension)
(for 180 seconds with Retention)
base id000ec4af

Lad's Life is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


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


This item can be crafted by the player.

Creation requirements

rangeIcon range
Repair: 25
Picking up a copy of Lad's Life after the Voracious Reader perk is chosen.
levelIcon level
Lad's Life (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.


Below is a list of all fixed locations of Lad's Life skill magazines in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons. For an overview of magazines per location, see the main overview page.

Closest map markerLocation description
Broc Flower CaveOn the floor of the lower irradiated chamber, in the middle area near the skeletons.
Camp GolfHouse Resort, second floor, on a bed in the northern center room (with terminal). Must be stolen.
Camp GolfCamp Golf tent, the one with Sgt. McCredie in it, on the middle right desk. Must be stolen.
Camp GolfCampground just east of Camp Golf, in a caravan close to the road and Lake Las Vegas lakebed.
Camp McCarranInside the eastern-most tent nearest to the blue tractor-trailer, two military (green) trucks, and a single, unattached trailer in the SE area in the front courtyard.
Camp McCarranConcourse, in the waiting area section with the pool table, on the floor, just in front of the second most right bench.
Cannibal Johnson's CaveOn one of the shelves.
Captain Dean Boat RentalsAs you enter, on the bottom shelf to the left.
Charleston CaveOn a shelf in a room near a submerged section, at the back of the cave.
Cottonwood CoveHeadquarters, inside Aurelius of Phoenix's desk, which also contains the Recompense of the Fallen.
Dry Wells fnvlrGametitle-FNV LRIn a lead-lined metal box together with a Today's Physician, west on the map on a ledge with several ammunition boxes and stimpaks.
GoodspringsInside the first house to north-east of Doc Mitchell's house, sitting on a step ladder.
GoodspringsGoodsprings schoolhouse, on the floor near the middle of the room next to the large group of ruined desks.
Goodsprings CaveHeld by a dead female wastelander, near a duffle bag at the back of the cave.
Goodsprings CemeteryJust east of the water tower down the hill where a lot of radscorpions are hanging out. Also a dead mercenary with loot.
JacobstownJacobstown lodge, up the right hand staircase; first room on the left, on a bed with a shelf and surgical instruments piled on it. Doctor's bag on the floor in doorway.
Junction 7 Rest Stop fnvlrGametitle-FNV LRIn Parker's Restaurant and Fountain, ground level, near and upside down table under a ruined book.
Lake Mead CaveAt the back (south) of the cave, among some suitcases and ammunition box.
Mountain Shadows CampgroundOn a picnic table just east of the campground.
NCR Ranger safehouseIn a pool of green water near two skeletons east from the Ranger safehouse and North to north-east of Black Mountain.
Nellis Air Force BaseNellis schoolhouse, inside the teacher's desk (very easy lock), with a Patriot's Cookbook and a Today's Physician.
Old Mormon FortSold by Julie Farkas at a discount, after providing her with enough supplies during the unmarked quest Friend of the Followers.
Powder Ganger camp southInside a crate of burnt books, just south of the NCR Correctional Facility.
Ranger station AlphaInside the leftmost camp.
Ranger station DeltaOn the table inside the tent.
Ranger station FoxtrotOn the table inside the tent, to the left of the Duck and Cover!. Not visible and only obtainable by disabling the table.
Red Rock CanyonNW tent around the fire, on the floor with/under a Programmer's Digest and Milsurp Review.
Securitron de-construction plant fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWBOutside on the right most picnic table closest to the gate in the South side entrance.
South Vegas RuinsZapp's Neon Signs, along with Boxing Times next to Nuka-Cola Quartz in upstairs office on shelf.
Sunstone Tower roof fnvlrGametitle-FNV LROffice room one level below the roof, in a Hard Locked filing cabinet in the corner, together with a True Police Stories.
Techatticup MineRight of the entrance in the area with the 2 NCR hostages.
The Courier's Mile Lonesome Road (add-on)Gametitle-FNV LRAt the center of the map, between a burning car and a warhead under some ruined books.
The Tops13th floor, on top of the fire place in Benny's suite.
The Tops13th floor, in the High Roller suite.
Yangtze MemorialIn the abandoned shack to the northwest, to the right of the shelves in the back.
Westside Co-opOn the counter, next to a Salesman Weekly near Etienne.
Z-9 Crotalus DNA preservation lab fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWBIn the west room with a non-functional terminal, in a bin up high in the cabinet.
Zion Fishing Lodge fnvhhGametitle-FNV HHBehind the couch.
Zion Valley Welcome Booth fnvhhGametitle-FNV HHOn one of the wooden benches in front of the booth.

Behind the scenesEdit

Lad's Life is a reference to Boys' Life, the monthly magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.

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