Patriot's Cookbook

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Patriot's Cookbook
The Patriots Cookbook
Icon Patriots Cookbook
effects+10 Explosives for 60 seconds
(+20 with Comprehension)
(for 180 seconds with Retention)
base id000ec4a7

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


The subtitle is "THE UNDERGROUND REBEL'S GUIDE TO PRACTICAL DISSENT." On the front is a red stamp administered by the pre-War federal government which says "BANNED MATERIAL Marked for Burn 02/11/69." The magazine offers articles on creating and disarming explosive devices for a variety of purposes. Given the banned nature of the material, it is hinted to have a survivalist bent to it. The bottom corner says "NEW: Abraxo Recipe for Mailbox Bombs."


This item can be crafted by the player.

Creation requirements

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

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


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


Below is a list of all fixed locations of Patriot's Cookbook 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
Camp GolfInside Misfits' tent.
Camp McCarranContents of the MP confiscated goods trunk, given by Carrie Boyd as a reward after successfully completing the quest The White Wash.
GomorrahGomorrah suites, on a table in the room to the outer northwest.
Gun RunnersSouthwest area, in the bathroom to the left under the toilet stall with no entry.
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 BaseNellis schoolhouse, inside the teacher's desk (very easy lock), with a Lad's Life and Today's Physician.
Nellis Air Force BaseNellis men's barracks, on a set of shelves next to bunk. Must be stolen.
NCR 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.
Ruined highway interchange fnvlrGametitle-FNV LRJust south of the map marker on the highway, in a blue, orange striped trailer, together with a ¡La Fantoma!, Milsurp Review and a Future Weapons Today.
Sierra Madre Casino Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DMExecutive suites, on a suitcase in a bedroom.
Techatticup MineOn the bottom of shelf of a supply cage.
Vault 34First floor, northwest section, in the collapsed room with a doctor's bag, skeleton, and first aid box.
Vault 34First floor, clinic (room near submerged section), on a schooldesk in the corner.
Zion fishing lodge Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HHFishing Lodge, on an end table next to a cabinet with two pre-War books.

Behind the scenesEdit

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

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