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This indispensable guidebook contains everything that a survivor in the wasteland would need to know.— The guide's intro.

The Wasteland Survival Guide is a guidebook which contains invaluable information for wastelanders, ranging from locations where food and medicine may be found to details on the behavior of mirelurks, and much more.


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Written and published by Moira Brown in 2277 with assistance by the Lone Wanderer, the guide saw distribution throughout the wasteland by travelers. The book provides knowledge on how to survive the harsh wasteland and has been copied and distributed across the wastelands, and can even be found in settlements across the post-War United States by 2281.[1]


Standard book edition

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With the assistance from the Lone Wanderer, the Wasteland Survival Guide proliferated across post-war America from the Capital Wasteland to the Mojave Wasteland.

Magazine editions

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Differing from the full guide book, the Wasteland Survival Guide is a series of instructional magazines are written and illustrated with crude pen drawings. This version of the guide is particularly popular in the Commonwealth.

Behind the scenes

The Wasteland Survival Guide was the name given to the hint book in Fallout's predecessor, Wasteland.


  1. J.E. Sawyer: "Why wasn't the Scout Handbook from classic Fallout games included in NV/changed to Wasteland Survival guide?
    There are very few links between F3 and F:NV. Including the WSG shows the wider impact and influence of the Lone Wanderer from F3 on the world."