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Cram is a food item found in Fallout: New Vegas.


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Cram is processed meat from before the War,[Non-canon 1] found in blue tin boxes. They were useful rations during World War II, and many NCR troops can be seen with Cram as rations in Fallout: New Vegas.


Cram restores 5 Hit Points but also gives a small amount of radiation in the form of 3 rads. In addition, it is used in the recipes for caravan lunch and fire ant fricassée.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 5s-60 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Point for 5s-70 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Point for 5s-80 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Point for 5s-90 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Point for 5s-100 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Point for 5s-110 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Point for 5s-120 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Point for 5s-130 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Point for 5s-140 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Point for 5s-150 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.



  • Cram can be found inside various houses and buildings throughout the Mojave Wasteland, both placed in the world as well as inside containers such as refrigerators.
  • Multiple vendors sell Cram, including traveling merchants.
  • There are four boxes inside the Vault 21 canteen.


  • Even though this food item is depicted as being packaged in a box, there is a weapon that implies there are other Cram products sold in cans. In Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, Cram is later depicted as being packaged in cans.
  • A male Courier can inform Dr. 8 on the creation of a martial aid using Cram. The Courier elaborates that they usually find a can of Cram, apply duct tape to the lid and are "good to go".[1]

Behind the scenes

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Cram's presentation is a parody of Spam, down to the same style of packaging and font. In Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, it was shown to come in a cardboard box, instead of Spam's signature tin can. In Fallout 4, its container was changed to a tin can full of the meat substance with a pull tab to open the container, further likening it to its real-world counterpart.


PCPC When you hotkey Cram, it shows up as the Guns sign. [verified]


  1. The Courier: "Usually, I can find some Cram lying around. Put some duct tape around the lid, good to go."
    Dr. 8: "@@[=$+<_*]@@? @@[$((((..%]@@. @@[$$]@@! {AUDIO: "That's not a bad idea! Thanks!"}"


  1. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p.153: "A tin of processed meat produced in vast quantities pre-War to address food shortages and serve as a meat ration for soldiers. The tin, with an easy-open pull tab, helps keep the contents preserved for long periods, making Cram more useful for survivalists and those scavenging for food"