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Tool Types[]

Cooking[]

Tools.png Item Capacity Weight Comment
Cooking Pot icon.png Cooking Pot 2 liters 1.00 kg
(2.2 lb)
  • Reduces the amount of time required to cook any food or drink on a fire.
  • Allows the player to melt snow and boil water on a fire.
Recycled Can icon.png Recycled Can 0.5 liters 0.15 kg
(0.33 lb)
  • Allows the player to melt snow and boil water on a fire.

Lighting[]

Tools.png Item Weight Comment
Flare icon.png Flare 0.25 kg
(0.55 lb)
Flashlight icon.png Flashlight 1.00 kg
(2.2 lb)
  • Can keep predators at bay during Aurora.
  • Usable only during Aurora.
Marine Flare icon.png Marine Flare 0.25 kg
(0.55 lb)
Storm Lantern icon.png Storm Lantern 1.00 kg
(2.2 lb)
Torch 0.3 kg
(0.66 lb)
  • Can keep Wolf at bay.
  • Can be obtained with a lit fire.

Fire Starting[]

Tools.png Item Weight Comment
Accelerant icon.png Accelerant 0.10 kg
(0.22 lb)
  • Greatly increases the chance of starting fires
Cardboard Matches icon.png Cardboard Matches 0.005 kg
(0.011 lb)
  • More common than wood matches
  • Can be used as a light source
Firestriker icon.png Firestriker 0.10 kg
(0.22 lb)
  • Most effective fire starter
  • Cannot be repaired and is very rare
Jerry Can icon.png Jerry Can 3.30 kg
(7.26 lb)
  • 0.30L can be used as accelerant
  • Can hold up to 4L of fuel
  • Collects fuel from scrapped lanterns
Lantern Fuel icon.png Lantern Fuel 0.5 kg
(1.1 lb)
  • Can be used to fuel lanterns
  • Can hold up to 0.5L of fuel
  • Can be obtained from cooking fish
Magnifying Lens icon.png Magnifying Lens 0.10 kg
(0.22 lb)
  • Doesn't lose condition when used
  • Can only be used outside in clear weather
Wood Matches icon.png Wood Matches 0.10 kg
(0.22 lb)
  • Increases chance of starting fires
  • Can be used as a light source


Fishing[]

Tools.png Item Weight Comment
Fishing Tackle icon.png Fishing Tackle 0.02 kg
(0.044 lb)
  • Required for fishing
  • Can be used to repair clothing
Hook icon.png Hook 0.01 kg
(0.022 lb)
Line icon.png Line 0.01 kg
(0.022 lb)


Hand tools[]

Tools.png Item Weight Comment
Hatchet icon.png Hatchet 1.50 kg
(3.3 lb)
  • Used to break down furniture and tree limbs
  • Can be used in a wolf struggle
  • Can be used to harvest and craft
Improvised Hatchet icon.png Improvised Hatchet 1.75 kg
(3.85 lb)
Hunting Knife icon.png Hunting Knife 0.50 kg
(1.1 lb)
  • Used to break down cloth and cardboard items
  • Can be used in a wolf struggle
  • Can be used to harvest and craft
Improvised Knife icon.png Improvised Knife 0.75 kg
(1.65 lb)
Hacksaw icon.png Hacksaw 1.0 kg
(2.2 lb)
  • Used to break down metal furniture
  • Can break down tree limbs and harvest saplings
Heavy Hammer icon.png Heavy Hammer 2.0 kg
(4.4 lb)
  • Used to craft tools in a forge
  • Can be used to break down furniture
Prybar icon.png Prybar 1.0 kg
(2.2 lb)
  • Used to open locked doors and cars
  • Cannot be repaired
Can Opener icon.png Can Opener 0.25 kg
(0.55 lb)
  • Used to open cans without loss
  • Repaired with scrap metal


Hunting[]

Tools.png Item Weight Comment
Distress Pistol icon.png Distress Pistol 0.40 kg
(0.88 lb)
  • Rarest firearm in the game
  • Offers the best bleed out time of all weapons
  • Shots can scare off bears and wolves
Flare Shell icon.png Flare Shell 0.05 kg
(0.11 lb)
Hunting Rifle icon.png Hunting Rifle 4.00 kg
(8.8 lb)
  • Most powerful firearm in the game
  • Very slow and can only be fired while aiming
Rifle Cartridge icon.png

Rifle Ammunition icon.png

Rifle Ammunition 0.02 kg
(0.044 lb)
Revolver icon.png Revolver 1.50 kg
(3.3 lb)
  • Holds fewer rounds than the Hunting Rifle
  • Fastest firearm in the game
Revolver Cartridge icon.png

Revolver Ammunition icon.png

Revolver Ammunition 0.081 kg
(0.178 lb)
Survival Bow icon.png Survival Bow 0.50 kg
(1.1 lb)
  • The only ranged weapon that can be crafted
  • Ammunition is reusable
Simple Arrow icon.png Simple Arrow 0.15 kg
(0.33 lb)
  • Can be crafted at a workbench
  • Breaks after many shots
  • Can ricochet off of hard surfaces
Snare icon.png Snare 0.30 kg
(0.66 lb)
Stone icon.png Stone 0.15 kg
(0.33 lb)


Repair[]

Tools.png Item Survival skill Weight Comment
Sewing Kit icon.png Sewing Kit Mending 0.1 kg
(0.22 lb)
  • Allows players to repair damaged clothing or craft new clothing with the appropriate materials.
Fishing Tackle icon.png Fishing Tackle Mending 0.02 kg
(0.044 lb)
  • Allows players to repair damaged clothing or craft new clothing with the appropriate materials.
Firearm Cleaning Kit icon.png Firearm Cleaning Kit Cleaning 0.1 kg
(0.22 lb)
Whetstone icon.png Whetstone Sharpening 0.1 kg
(0.22 lb)
Simple Tools icon.png Simple Tools Repair 1.0 kg
(2.2 lb)
  • Allows players to repair a variety of damaged tools.
Quality Tools icon.png Quality Tools Repair 0.75 kg
(1.65 lb)
  • Allows players to repair a variety of damaged tools.

Sleep[]

Tools.png Item Weight Warmth Comment
Bedroll icon.png Bedroll 1.0 kg
(2.2 lb)
5 °C
(9 °F)
Bear Skin Bedroll icon.png Bear Skin Bedroll 3.0 kg
(6.6 lb)
12 °C
(21.6 °F)
  • Allows players to sleep.
  • Can keep Wolf at bay.

Other[]

Tools.png Item Weight Comment
Mountaineering Rope icon.png Mountaineering Rope 5.0 kg
(11 lb)
Spray Paint icon.png Spray Paint 0.54 kg
(1.188 lb)
  • Allows players to tag environments.
  • Not available in story mode
Charcoal icon.png Charcoal 0.10 kg
(0.22 lb)
  • Allows players to map regions
  • Collected from burned out fires
  • Not available in story mode
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