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Strange meat is a consumable in Fallout: New Vegas.


It can restore Hit Points at the cost of radiation. It also gives a -1 penalty to Strength when consumed.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-42 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-49 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-56 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Point for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-63 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-70 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-77 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-84 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-91 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Point for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-98 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Point for 5s, -3 Strength for 2m-105 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.



Old Ben in Freeside warns that eating strange meat causes debilitating shakes in normal, non-cannibal humans, and serves as a warning sign that they have consumed human flesh.[1]

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  1. The Courier: "Butcher? How did you get into that?"
    Old Ben: "My father ran a butcher shop here in town, but business went downhill when another vendor started selling this strange meat at half of our prices."
    The Courier: "That sounds odd."
    Old Ben: "You're telling me. Not long after my father's shop went under and he passed away from the loss, people around town started experiencing shakes. No one gets shakes like that unless they're eating human flesh, but no one would believe me. The sick bastard gradually went insane and passed away. Wasn't long before someone moved into the guy's place and found half-buried human remains in the crawlspace. I didn't bother saying told ya so."
    (Old Ben's dialogue)