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Black bear meat. Dark and dense. Tends to taste like whatever the bear was eating.
In-game description
Cooked bear meat. Heavy duty food.
In-game description

Bear Meat is a food item in The Long Dark.


Bear Meat is harvested from Bear carcasses, which contain between 25.0 and 40.0 kg of raw meat. Consuming raw meat carries a high chance of contracting food poisoning.

  • On Stalker and Interloper mode, consuming predator meat has a chance of contracting Intestinal Parasites.
  • At 0% condition food disappears if inside of a container, but not outside of containers or in the player's inventory.
  • Meat decays slower outdoors than indoors.
  • Bear Meat is very energy dense for its weight.


Cooked Bear Meat is obtained by using a lit fire for 120 minutes and improves the cooking skill. Cooking increases it's condition by 50%, decays 4 times slower than raw meat, and has a reduces chance of food poisoning over raw meat.

Using a Cooking Pot reduces cooking time by 25%. Cooked food on an active fire for too long will burn (twice it's 'Ready' cooking time), destroying the item and damaging a Cooking Pot if used.