Rust: How to Get Food and Water - Best Methods

Rust: How to Get Food and Water - Best Methods


 If you need to increase your food and water reserves in Rust, take a look here at the best methods to obtain these two vital resources for your survival.


Food and water are two resources to keep an eye out for in Rust . Your character has a hunger and a thirst vital bar, so it's important to keep him on a full stomach and good hydration if you don't want to die foolishly.


In fairly developed games, what we are discussing will not be a big problem, but at first it may be difficult for you to find food and drinking water , so to help you in this entry of our complete guide you will find the best methods to avoid dying of hunger or thirst.


Better ways to find food and water

Every Rust player should know how to get food and water effectively . Also this is something you should do quickly when you start a new game, or if you just died and have appeared anywhere at random with nothing in your inventory.


Here below we include the best methods to get food and water.


Search and plunder food and water around the world


Search and plunder food and water around the world


It seems obvious, but along your walks you can find many places that house food and water. This especially makes sense when visiting monuments such as supermarkets or gas stations. In them you can collect part of resources especially processed and canned foods , which may be some such as the following:


  • Cans of beans.
  • Tuna cans.
  • Chocolate bars.
  • Pickles.
  • Assorted fruit (apples, blueberries, etc).
  • Water bottles.

On the other hand, also look at the ration boxes and food boxes that are randomly distributed many times on the roads and highways . Keep in mind that processed foods are high in calories to also restore health.

Find natural food and water

Along with the previous step, when traveling the world do not focus solely on visiting towns and locations with relevant names. You can also find food of natural origin and drinking water through the landscape, through nature . So it is possible to find the following:


  • Corn and Pumpkins - Many of these edibles can be found in the form of wild stalks, which commonly grow alongside riverbeds in herbaceous and desert biomes.
  • Berries, mushrooms and potatoes: found in abundant wooded areas.
  • Drinking water from rivers and lakes: you can approach to drink directly or even refill your bottles and jerrycans.
  • Cactus meat: they are found in desert areas and if you hit them carefully with a tool you can collect their meat (which also hydrates), in addition to fabric.

Grow food


The agriculture is also possible in Rust and is another great and is very effective to make food over time. Cultivating is as easy as placing seeds that you have obtained in the ground, although preferably it is better that you build and place flower pots , since they are better cultivated.

  • Remember that the pot or seeds must be given sunlight or artificial light if it is indoors.
  • You should also monitor the water levels , watering the plantations often.

The truth is that farming in Rust can be very deep , so you can explore this further if you are interested (when you get closer to your crops it is possible to look at the levels of growth, health, condition, temperature and more). By growing a good crop near or within your bases, you will have a food source that you can easily turn to . On the other hand ... you can always go and steal their crops from a neighbor if you are lazy to play farmer.

Hunt and cook food


A typical way to get food is to go hunting (although it carries the risk of facing potential hostile animals). Animals count in this aspect , but also humans , that you can kill and then steal. Remember to use weapons for this purpose, of course.

Corpses can be harvested with tools such as the Bone Knife or an ax. The better the tool, the more resources you will get from the corpse. In this way you can get to get the following types of meat:

  • Human meat (its ingestion causes dehydration).
  • Chicken breast.
  • Deer meat.
  • Horse meat.
  • Pork Meat.
  • Wolf meat.
  • Bear meat.
  • Raw fish (can be caught with a fish trap).

The easiest animals to hunt offer meat of lower nutritional value, while the most difficult and dangerous, such as bears or wolves, provide more food and also fat or leather. In any case when you collect this meat it will be raw, so be sure to cook it over a campfire , for example.

Convert salt water to drinking water


We also want to comment on this, and it is that there is salty water in abundance in the seas of Rust. It is true that you cannot drink it directly, but salt water can be purified into drinking water. If your base is too far from natural water sources, this may help.

To purify salt water you will need a water purifier , obviously. This item can be crafted with 1 Empty Propane Tank, 15 Metal Shards, and 10 Cloth. It should be placed over a bonfire fire and is capable of storing up to 2,000 ml of drinking water.

Buy food and water

An alternative method is to buy food and water directly from the markets in the bandit camps . This is obviously not the ideal option, because you will spend scrap in the process that is better to invest in other things, but hey, if you are in great need, it never hurts to mention it.


Advantages and disadvantages of food and water

Maintaining the hunger and thirst levels in Rust is vital. So much so that, for example, these two needs can affect you for better or for worse in the following ways:


  • If you have more than 100 hunger points, your health bar can regenerate little by little.
  • Much of the food offers bonuses to health .
  • Drinking a lot of water can lower your body's radiation .
  • If your hunger reaches 0 your life will begin to decline.
  • If your thirst drops below 50, you will start to be dehydrated, which can slow you down.

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