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For an overview of this item's appearances in the Fallout series of games, see Duck and Cover!.

Duck and Cover! is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


Reading this book permanently increases the player character's Explosives skill by 3 points (4 with Comprehension).


With the add-on Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted by the player character.

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Duck and Cover! (1)
Note: the recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process - meaning only one book can be crafted.


Other than being crafted, the skill book can be found in the following locations.

Closest map markerLocation description
Collapsed overpass tunnel Gametitle-FNV LRJust south of the exit to The High Road, behind some sandbags, the book is in a crate hiding underneath a teddy bear.
Mojave OutpostIt is inside the Mojave Outpost barracks, on the bottom shelf, in the middle, below the bar counter. It must be stolen, but can be bought if caught.
Nellis Air Force BaseIt is among the books on the shelf, above the grenade rifle, inside Pearl's barracks (must be stolen).
Ranger Station FoxtrotIt is on the table next to Comm Officer Lenk.
Residential District Gametitle-FNV DMIt is stuck underneath the bed in the same room where you first meet Dean Domino. The book is only obtainable by using explosives and dropping throwing spears to force the book out.
SloanIt is inside the worker barracks on the back left shelf under a first aid box. (Must be stolen).


PCIcon pc Occasionally the book at Ranger station Foxtrot won't spawn. If this occurs reload from a previous save, or restart the console and load a previous save. It is also possible for two skill books to spawn at this location.[verified]


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