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Caravan lunch is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


The caravan lunch is a collection of food items with the harmful radiation removed. It is often eaten by caravan merchants, due to the filling nature of the food and preparation simplicity. In hardcore mode, this is the most filling food (on par with MREs) in the game, although it is comparatively heavy.

Survival skill effect[]

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+3 Hit Point for 15s-18 Dehydration , -240 Starvation 
20+4 Hit Point for 15s-21 Dehydration , -280 Starvation 
30+4 Hit Point for 15s-24 Dehydration , -320 Starvation 
40+5 Hit Point for 15s-27 Dehydration , -360 Starvation 
50+6 Hit Point for 15s-30 Dehydration , -400 Starvation 
60+6 Hit Point for 15s-33 Dehydration , -440 Starvation 
70+7 Hit Point for 15s-36 Dehydration , -480 Starvation 
80+7 Hit Point for 15s-39 Dehydration , -520 Starvation 
90+8 Hit Point for 15s-42 Dehydration , -560 Starvation 
100+9 Hit Point for 15s-45 Dehydration , -600 Starvation 


This item can be crafted by the Courier.

Creation requirements

Cram (1)
Caravan lunch (1)


Two are given by Ranger Jackson as a reward for completing the quest Can You Find it in Your Heart? at the Mojave Outpost.


  • Prior to patch, caravan lunches required a packet of RadAway to craft, and reduced radiation by 4 for 10 seconds in addition to healing hunger, thirst, and HP.
  • In the Dead Money add-on, the caravan lunch is the only craftable food item, since it is the only item made entirely from Old World materials. Though lunchboxes are rare, this still makes it a valuable item for treating starvation in Hardcore mode.
  • The caravan lunch is worth less than the crafting components used to make it.
  • The caravan lunch heals hunger and thirst better than eating each of its components on their own.