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Wasteland Survival Guide is a perk magazine in Fallout 4 that gives the player ranks of the Wasteland Survival perk.


Similar to Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor, The Wasteland Survival Guide is a post-War edition magazine series, written and illustrated with crude pen drawings.


Reading an issue of this comic will grant a variant of the Wasteland Survival perk, (except for two) focusing on increasing survival efficiency with a specific topic.

Magazine issuesEdit

There are 9 issues in total.

Issue # Name Perk Location Specific BaseID
#1 Farming The Wastes Heal +50% more from fruits and vegetables. Wreck of the USS Riptide Inside the ship, on a table, under the bridge on the water’s level. 0008e75e
#2 Insect Repellent Special Permanently take 5% less damage from insects. Crater house Western side of the crater, on the table, lower level of a stilt shack with a lantern and caps stash on a table. 00135f0a
#3 The Bright Side of Radiation Poisoning Permanently heal +50% from irradiated packaged food and drink. Egret Tours Marina On the counter of the diner and coolant recharge station. 00135f0d
#4 The Scrapyard Home Decoration Guide Permanently unlock new decoration (two lawn flamingos) in workshop settlements (this perk won't be shown in your perk-list of your Pip-Boy). Lynn Woods On the sleeping bag, inside the main shack with the steamer trunk. 00135f0e
#5 Guide To Diamond City Diamond City is now permanently marked on your map. (This perk won't be shown in your perk-list of your Pip-Boy). Gorski cabin In the underground bunker (root cellar found on the floor in the cabin), follow the hallway all the way to the end, by the journal terminal, on a metal desk. 00185cba
#6 Commonwealth Coupon Spectacular Permanently gain +10% discount from food and drink vendors. Nahant Oceanological Society On the metal desk with the typewriter, entrance room area, ground floor (it is not in the laboratory building). 00185cbd
#7 Water Aerobics for Ghouls Permanently swim 25% faster. Old Gullet sinkhole On a concrete block inside the sinkhole, by the cooking pot station. 00185cc4
#8 Self Defense Secrets Permanently take 5% less damage from melee attacks. Ranger cabin On the sideboard table in the cabin. 00185cca
#9 Hunting in the Wastes Permanently collect more meat from animal kills. Sunshine Tidings co-op In the locked cabin near the silos, on the floor near a mattress and steamer trunk. 00185cd8

Behind the scenesEdit

The Wasteland Survival Guide is a carryover based on the book of the same name from Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. It was originally written by Moira Brown with the help of the Lone Wanderer.


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