This page is about the perk. For the character known as the Survivalist, see Randall Clark.
“You are a master of the outdoors. This Perk confers the ability to survive in hostile environments. You get a +20% bonus to Outdoorsman for survival purposes, for each level of this Perk.”— in-game description, Fallout
With each level of this perk, you will get +20% bonus when checks are made against the Outdoorsman skill, for purposes of determining if the player receives dehydration damage (Desert random encounters) or damage from a rockfall (Mountain random encounters).
The Outdoorsman skill itself does not increase.
This perk does not exist in the G.E.C.K., but an image of a Vault Boy named "perk_survivalist" can be found in the game files and proves that the perk was planned. Otherwise, benefit, prerequisites and description are unknown.
The image for this perk in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics is obviously inspired by Sylvester Stallone's character John Rambo, from the movies First Blood; Rambo: First Blood, Part Two and Rambo III.