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Scrap Metal
Type: Materials
Weight: 0.50kg / 1.10lbs

Scrap Metal is one of the Items available in The Long Dark and is used in crafting and repairing.


  • Bits and pieces of metal scrounged from various sources.

Sources of Scrap Metal

Scrap Metal can often be found in containers or on the ground, and is common near workbenches and other metallic structures. It can also be obtained by harvesting various tools or by harvesting metal items (toasters, metal pans, metal shelves, lamps, etc) using the hacksaw.

Uses of Scrap Metal

Scrap metal, along with either simple tools or quality tools, is required in order to fix most non-clothing items. It can be used at a workbench to create hooks for fishing tackles.


Scrap metal can be made into arrowheads and improvised tools using a forge, once a fire of sufficient temperature has been built in the furnace below.

See also