Trail mix is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Trail mix is a combination of nuts, fruits, and breakfast cereal taken on long hiking trips or camping expeditions. It's intended to be high in calories, carbohydrates, and saturated fats to maintain energy during long periods of physical exertion.

Compared to the similar caravan lunch, the trail mix weighs a half-pound more per unit and adds 3 Radiation when eaten. However, trail mix heals an extra 2 Hit Points per second over the same duration. It also provides +5 Action Points. In Hardcore mode, however, trail mix recovers 50 less Starvation than the caravan lunch.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+6 Hit Point for 15s, +6 Action points for 30s-180 Starvation 
20+7 Hit Point for 15s, +7 Action points for 30s-210 Starvation 
30+8 Hit Point for 15s, +8 Action points for 30s-240 Starvation 
40+9 Hit Point for 15s, +9 Action points for 30s-270 Starvation 
50+10 Hit Point for 15s, +10 Action points for 30s-300 Starvation 
60+11 Hit Point for 15s, +11 Action points for 30s-330 Starvation 
70+12 Hit Point for 15s, +12 Action points for 30s-360 Starvation 
80+13 Hit Point for 15s, +13 Action points for 30s-390 Starvation 
90+14 Hit Point for 15s, +14 Action points for 30s-420 Starvation 
100+15 Hit Point for 15s, +15 Action points for 30s-450 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.


This item can be crafted by the player character.

Creation requirements

Trail mix (1)



  • Trail mix uses a lunchbox as its Pip-Boy icon and world model, though a lunchbox is not required to make it.
  • Prior to patch, trail mix required five pinyon nuts to craft.
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