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Crispy squirrel bits is a food item found in Fallout: New Vegas.


They are skewered pieces of squirrel meat found and sold throughout the Mojave Wasteland by various merchants. It restores Hit Points for a period of time, but also imparts a small dose of radiation, more specifically 3 rads. Additionally, it can help stave off Starvation in Hardcore mode.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 5s-30 -Starvation 
20+1 Hit Point for 5s-35 -Starvation 
30+1 Hit Point for 5s-40 -Starvation 
40+1 Hit Point for 5s-45 -Starvation 
50+2 Hit Point for 5s-50 -Starvation 
60+2 Hit Point for 5s-55 -Starvation 
70+2 Hit Point for 5s-60 -Starvation 
80+2 Hit Point for 5s-65 -Starvation 
90+2 Hit Point for 5s-70 -Starvation 
100+3 Hit Point for 5s-75 -Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.


Soldiers at Camp Forlorn Hope primarily subsist on squirrel.[1]