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An example of the Crafting dialogue for the Survival Bow

Crafting is a skill which allows the player to create weapons, clothing, and other survival gear using items acquired from the wilderness. All crafting is done at Workbenches, which can be found in various buildings, such as the Trapper's Homestead and Carter Hydro Dam in Mystery Lake, the Fishing Camp in Coastal Highway, and the Pleasant Valley Farmstead in Pleasant Valley.


There are currently 15 items that can be created through crafting.

Item Time To Create Required Materials Tool Required
Old Man's Beard Wound Dressing 0.25 hours None
Torch (2) 0.25 hours None
Snare 0.50 hours None
Hook 0.33 hours None
Line (2) 0.25 hours None
Fishing Tackle 0.17 hours None
Rabbitskin Mitts 5 hours Sewing Kit
Deerskin Boots 12.50 hours Sewing Kit
Deerskin Pants 12.50 hours Sewing Kit
Wolfskin Coat 25 hours Hunting Knife
Bear Skin Bedroll 16.67 hours Hunting Knife
Survival Bow 5 hours Hunting Knife
Arrow Shaft (3) 0.50 hours Hunting Knife
Arrowhead (2) 1 hour Heavy Hammer


Improvised Hatchet 4 Hours Heavy Hammer


Improvised Knife 3 Hours Heavy Hammer


Simple Arrow 1.50 hours None

For all recipes that take more than 0.5 hours, the player can choose to work on creating the item in 0.5 hour increments.

See also