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how do I put rations in my storage?

A topic by Nikki created Jun 16, 2021 Views: 178 Replies: 8
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I've gotten a game over twice now because I can't figure out how to add rations to my food storage. I've tried working at agricen for their ration bonus, and that puts ration items in my backpack/inventory. but I can't figure out how to interact with them from there, or what to use in the apartment to put them away. I don't know if rations bought directly would go in my inventory or the food storage, but I don't want to try grinding out jobs just to see if I end up losing anyways.


thanks for the question! scavenge your closet!
you should not need to store anything, rations auto-apply to your totals
yes, don't buy rations, it's too expensive.

sorry for the long post here but i wanted to give you the infos! hopefully this isn't too much text

if you build up your scavenging skills with repeated scavenging [in the home closet/scavbox] you should have less trouble finding rations when you scavenge. if you have the UTILITY KNIFE tool (found in the closet), you can equip that and have better luck while scavenging!

the bonus from the agricen working is meant to update the amount in your home immediately,
but it's difficult to earn enough by working-- because it wears you out. it's hard work there

[ about rations/storage etc ]
rations are only able to be consumed while getting up each day, going to bed at night for a bonus snack [not required], or at will by interacting with the kitchen door. rations shown in the inventory should be there to represent the number at home, and should automatically be reflected in your ration total.*

rations are auto stored when you get them, and scavenging in the closet
and or the scavboxes are the most reliable way to find them.
the more scavenging you do the faster you'll have luck finding rations--
difficulty level impacts the amount of rations found too

hard mode is meant to feel bleak, and even normal mode is tough.
try playing easy mode if you're having trouble finding rations--
and then you'll get the hang of staying alive on normal.

[ protip ]
if you build a barricade in front of your apartment door,
you can do a SUPER SCAVENGE when the hallway is clear of threats.
the search results can be doubled with the time cost being not as much as two


* i will check to make sure the rations gain from agricen are adjusting your overall ration total, but you should not need to interact with them from inventory

thank you very much for the detailed response! I'll focus more on scavenging in the closet, and building up defenses at home for that super scavenge bonus. and I'll try playing on easy, because it sounds like it would simply be more enjoyable for me that way.


i apologize! you were fully right, ration behavior was not normal for 2 of the jobs :[ sorry about that, i couldn't find the issue when testing!
i've added an extra job to help gather rations on the weekends <3

I'm glad to hear that's been fixed, thank you!

I am having this same problem, Rations I get from working do not add themselves to my total rations but remain unusable items in my backpack.  I am playing on the mac build if that is pertinent. 


thanks, i will check it out

which job were you working when it happened  do you recall?

As far as I can tell, none of the jobs that paid rations went into storage, the last game over my "RATIONS" counter in the escape menu was zero and my backpack had "food rations x8" in it.


TYSM for the feedback, i am uploading a fix now! 
+ added a weekend soup kitchen job too <3