For All Lads

Lad's Life is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


Lad's Life was a pre-war camping and hunting magazine aimed towards the young adult male demographic. Despite it being meant for pre-war enthusiasts, the magazine offers legitimate survival tips that can be applied to life in the Mojave Wasteland. The issue found around the Mojave covers topics such as, how to make a fire, track a mountain lion, and build a birch bark canteen.

Reading this magazine raises your Survival skill by 10 points (20 points with the Comprehension perk) for 60 seconds (180 seconds with Retention).


This item can be crafted by the player.

Creation requirements

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Repair: 25
Picking up a copy of Lad's Life after the Voracious Reader perk is chosen.
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Lad's Life (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.


Below is a list of all fixed locations of Lad's Life skill magazines in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons. For an overview of magazines per location, see the main overview page.

Closest map markerLocation description
Broc flower caveOn the floor of the lower irradiated chamber, in the middle area near the skeletons
Camp GolfHouse Resort, second floor, on a bed in the northern center room (with terminal). Must be stolen.
Camp GolfCamp Golf tent, the one with Sgt. McCredie in it, on the middle right desk. Must be stolen.
Camp GolfCampground just east of Camp Golf, in a caravan close to the road and Lake Las Vegas lakebed
Camp McCarranInside the eastern-most tent nearest to the blue tractor-trailer, two military (green) trucks, and a single, unattached trailer in the SE area in the front courtyard
Camp McCarranConcourse, in the waiting area section with the pool table, on the floor, just in front of the second most right bench
Cannibal Johnson's caveOn one of the shelves
Captain Dean Boat RentalsAs you enter, on the bottom shelf to the left
Charleston CaveOn a shelf in a room near a submerged section, at the back of the cave
Cottonwood CoveHeadquarters, inside Aurelius of Phoenix's desk, which also contains the Recompense of the Fallen
Dry Wells Gametitle-FNV LRIn a lead-lined metal box together with a Today's Physician, west on the map on a ledge with several ammunition boxes and stimpaks
GoodspringsInside the first house to north-east of Doc Mitchell's house, sitting on a step ladder
GoodspringsGoodsprings schoolhouse, on the floor near the middle of the room next to the large group of ruined desks
Goodsprings caveHeld by a dead female wastelander, near a duffle bag at the back of the cave
Goodsprings CemeteryEast of the water tower are two caverns with many radscorpions. The magazine is hidden in the southern cavern with two rock ledges on the back wall, hidden between the rocks and plants on the ground
JacobstownJacobstown lodge, up the right hand staircase; first room on the left, on a bed with a shelf and surgical instruments piled on it; doctor's bag on the floor in doorway
Junction 7 rest stop Gametitle-FNV LRIn Parker's Restaurant and Fountain, ground level, near and upside down table under a ruined book
Lake Mead CaveAt the back (south) of the cave, among some suitcases and ammunition box
Mountain Shadows CampgroundOn a picnic table just east of the campground
NCR Ranger safehouseIn a pool of green water near two skeletons east from the Ranger safehouse and North to north-east of Black Mountain
Nellis Air Force BaseNellis schoolhouse, inside the teacher's desk (very easy lock), with a Patriot's Cookbook and a Today's Physician
Old Mormon FortSold by Julie Farkas at a discount, after providing her with enough supplies during the unmarked quest Friend of the Followers
Powder Ganger camp southInside a crate of burnt books, just south of the NCR Correctional Facility
Ranger station AlphaInside the leftmost camp
Ranger station DeltaOn the table inside the tent
Ranger station FoxtrotOn the table inside the tent, to the left of the Duck and Cover!; not visible and only obtainable by disabling the table
Red Rock CanyonNW tent around the fire, on the floor with/under a Programmer's Digest and Milsurp Review
Securitron de-construction plant Gametitle-FNV OWBOutside on the right most picnic table closest to the gate in the South side entrance
South Vegas RuinsZapp's Neon Signs, along with Boxing Times next to Nuka-Cola Quartz in upstairs office on shelf
Sunstone Tower roof Gametitle-FNV LROffice room one level below the roof, in a Hard Locked filing cabinet in the corner, together with a True Police Stories
Techatticup mineRight of the entrance in the area with the 2 NCR hostages
The Courier's Mile Gametitle-FNV LRAt the center of the map, between a burning car and a warhead under some ruined books
The Tops13th floor, on top of the fire place in Benny's suite
The Tops13th floor, in the High Roller suite
Yangtze MemorialIn the abandoned shack to the northwest, to the right of the shelves in the back
Westside Co-opOn the counter, next to a Salesman Weekly near Clayton Ettienne
Z-9 Crotalus DNA preservation lab Gametitle-FNV OWBIn the west room with a non-functional terminal, in a bin up high in the cabinet
Zion fishing lodge Gametitle-FNV HHBehind the couch
Zion Valley welcome booth Gametitle-FNV HHOn one of the wooden benches in front of the booth

Behind the scenesEdit

Lad's Life is a reference to Boys' Life, the monthly magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.

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