What, you don’t know it’s unhealthy to just gobble up everything you find along the road without checking its contents?
With the recent addition of food and water into the game, I thought that describing the food that you find along the road would be a wise choice, given all the dangerous elements that can be found and accidentally ingested. So follow along. This nutritional guide will contain some basic information about the food you can find on.
The food pieces you find along your journey are not to be chewed down in full, as you risk choking yourself on it and becoming one of the many victims of the apocalypse…
Instead, once you press the eat button [LMB], you will diligently take/cut/bite a small portion of the meal of your choosing and devour it, refilling a set portion of your hunger bar and draining a bit of your water alongside it. As of now, I have no way of checking the actual numbers for food, but I’ll just go off of the stomach.
In order to see how much food or piss or anything, really, you have left, you can do two things:
- Take a piss. (P)
- Take a dump. (B)
- Eat or drink something
- Tick “Always show HP/Food/Water/Piss/Sh$t” On
What happens if one of the bars depletes completely/fills up completely?
- Health – If it’s full, you’re good. If it’s empty, you’re dead. Pretty simple
- Food and Water – Once they’re both full, any food or water you consume will be converted straight into piss/sh$t. Drinking your own piss is possible, but it does not nourish you. You just regain all the pee you peed. On the other hand, if your food or water is down, you will slowly start losing health until you can regain them. It takes 3 liters of water to completely fill up your Water meter.
- Piss and sh$t – Emptying them won’t do you any harm. What will probably cause you a lot of confusion is when you fill those two bars up completely. You will be unable to stuff anything into you unless you piss or dump anything you have in your intestines. And also yes, you can eat your own crap. It takes three bites to eat it completely… It hits your HP and drains you of your Water… and also puts some of the sh$t back into the pile
With that said, let’s get on with the show!
What to transport the food in
If you want to transport your food around the apocalypse-ridden… somewhere on Earth, you’re going to need these things:
- Baskets – My favorite in terms of storage capacity, this bad boy can store your food inside it and freeze it in place using some doohickey it has chipped inside of it. It can comfortably fit a dozen Sausages, around twenty Cookies, a few Croissants if you stack them appropriately, a baker’s dozen of Buns, and around two or three Bacons. It’s able to be pinned into any place of the car, so you can keep your Bacons nice and hot above the engine, or your Cookies cool and crispy next to the radiator… unless you have the Trabant, then… enjoy the wet jam, I suppose…
- The Fridge – More cumbersome than the last, it won’t be wise to just stick this thing on top of your car and drive off. While it is more cavernous, it is also more difficult to carry around. It is a perfect fit for a Truck with a camper bed (untested, might not actually fit in the door), but it is extremely heavy on its own. It can be cleaned up just as the cars can with the wire brush and some jizz. If you can take it along with you – I strongly advise you do. In another case, the Baskets are favorable.
- The Bonnet – If you have nothing else and you desperately want to hold some food in your car, you can use the trunk of the car to keep the food in. It is not the desired option, purely because the food can and will get strewn about the entire thing, and sometimes it will fall out of the trunk during the time God’s brain shuts off.
Cookie – The sweet tooth
This meal is sure sweet, but it’s not filling at all. Consisting of only two bites, The Cookie consists of two pieces of biscuit cut into circles, with one circle full of raspberry jam on top.
Despite it looking quite delicious, it is but a snack to a journeyman – It can be chewed down in just two bites, and it restores a few bits of your hunger bar, making it the worst choice of food in the entire game.
What it lacks in functionality, though, it makes up in its design – It is by far the most detailed piece of food in the game, only lacking behind the chocolate bar. It can be stuffed anywhere.
The Bun – A basic meal
Ahh, what a smell – A freshly baked and totally not moldy meal, this piece of food is a standard across the wasteland. It is easy to store, given its small size, but not as easy as The Cookie.
You are able to chew the bun down in three bites, which can get your food bar up to one-quarter full. Much better than The Cookie, but still somewhat lackluster.
The Crossaint – Le repas des riches
This curved piece of flour mixed in with some yeast is The Crossaint – Coming from the same place as The Bun as well as (probably) The Cookie, this piece of French cuisine is as stylish as the country it came from… and just as annoying to carry around.
In four bites, you can achieve what The Bun can achieve in three and what The Cookie can achieve in its dreams. It is quite annoying to carry around in the food baskets as it likes to push other foods around like the rich usually do to the poor. It’s the last remaining piece of ancient hierarchy in the apocalypse.
The Sausage – A meal for the traveler
This little bit of Hungarian spicy goodness is The Sausage, and it is quite handy to chew. So handy, in fact, that it’s capable to be eaten in jsix bites. And yes, that includes the Hungarian flag the two rolls of meat are tied up with for that ecological aftertaste.
It is one of the easiest foods to store, too. Unlike the capitalist Croissant, The Sausage is nice and small, allowing you to carry multiple of it in the bed of your truck/car, as well as easily keep it from falling off with the baskets. It is a tasty snack for the road, refilling around half of your food bar with each bite. It does present a challenge for when you need to find the last bite, as it is quite small and easy to lose.
The Bacon – The Heavyweight
You better prepare your stomach and rear for this meaty goodness. The Bacon is one of the most nutrition-filled meals in the entire apocalypse road, and if you ignore the slightly sour taste of sand and rabbit feces, it can be quite delicious. It is able to be eaten in six bites as well, and get this:
It can refill your entire hunger bar in just one bite. Or.. just barely. It depends on if you are completely empty. But for your everyday needs, this is almost more than enough. This is why you should only carry one, max of two of these on your journey. It is incredibly cumbersome and is not easy to store in your baskets.
Drinkables: The Cactus
This is not really a food item, but I felt like including it since it has gained one unique ability.
Of course, you’ve got the Desert, and as we all know, all wells have dried up since the apocalypse. And because of that, during your Long Drive, you have to get creative. And actually listening to Angry Greg and hitting the stupid things with your bus can yield you some water. Not much, just 0.1 L (3.38 oz) for each individual piece, but each cactus can drop somewhere around 8 pieces, so that’s almost a liter of water you can shove into yourself, your bus coolant, or just spill onto your bus body to make it… wet… you can’t clean the bus with just water
Drinkables: The Water
It’s… it’s water… it takes 3 liters to fill you up completely… any more and you piss… that’s… that’s it.
Drinkables: The Alcohol
Of course, no one can forget the joy of their first car ride.. especially if you were under the influence. With The Long Drive, you need to keep your brain lubricated, and for that, you can use The Alcohol. Its only downside is that you will not feel the glorious haze… Oh, and The Alcohol will also deplete your Water meter and fill up your piss meter at a rapid pace… also that…
Drinkables: The Blood
With the advent of the apocalypse, a lot of people have unfortunately died, rendering your access to blood quite tasking. But fret not, there are buckets of it found around the wasteland, as well as a sporadic gas can or oil can fill with the stuff. Also, you can sometimes find bottles of it, which… is a bit concerning.
Still, by drinking blood, you are actually directly feeding it into your heart, increasing the amount of HP that you currently have. It is clever, it is how it actually works and I am totally knowledgeable of how the human body works. It’s just one tube that food, water, vomit, and blood go in and refill those tanks, right?
Drinkables: Engine Fluids
All of the decrease your HP… and make you want to piss. Simple as that.
And that concludes this The Long Drive guide. Help us improve this guide by leaving your suggestions in the comment section below.