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Cooking is essential for surviving. Learn the secret recipes in this guide to boost your mindset, agriculture skills and other stats in No One Survived! We know that there are people who have a hard time finishing the No One Survived game. If you are one of those who find it difficult to finish the game, let’s take you to our No One Survived guide.
Updated on 02.28.2023
No One Survived Cooking Guide, Recipes & Agriculture
Welcome our No One Survived Cooking Guide, Recipes & Agriculture guide. Cooking is essential for surviving. Learn those hidden recipes to boost your mentality and other stats!
Within this guide you will find info about:
- Optimal cooking recipes.
- How to level up cooking and agriculture skills.
- Manage your proteins, carbs, thirst and mentality using crafted food.
- How to easily avoid or remove malaria.
- Where to find things you need.
- …and more!
1. Cooking and Agriculture Skill
- You get xp, when you finish cooking at the fireplace (you must have the crafting window still open).
- You can get extra xp from reading books or exchanging reputation with the trainer (merchant at 431, 864 for lvl 5 ).
- Higher cooking skill allows crafting better version of certain meals (Minestrone becomes Delicious Minestrone).
- Higher cooking skill unlocks critical technologies f.e. smoking racks, fridge.
- Leveling cooking goes relatively fast, so perhaps you want to exchange books for reputation or other useful items (f.e. famous car repair kit).
- You get xp, when you harvest crops, plant crops or finish crafting fertilizers.
- You can get extra xp from reading books or exchanging reputation with the trainer (merchant 1817, 1487 for lvl 5 and 431, 864 for lvl 3).
- Higher agriculture skill unlocks technologies such as beehive.
- Crop yield varies depending on seeds type.
- You don’t get seeds on harvest, you craft seeds from ripped veggies.
- Average grow time, using fertilizers, is 10 days.
- Crops die on the first day of winter unless they’re growing inside the greenhouse.
- Best seeds: tomato (high yield, protein stew), cucumber (high yield, balanced stew with mentality bonus) and wheat (high yield, long shelf time of 10 days, protein stew) and if you don’t want to farm mushrooms than you can use potatoes (high yield, potato salad is worse than mushroom stew)
2. How to Start?
You need a campfire, pot, raw ingredients, fuel and dirty/clean water (optional but highly recommended).
Create a campfire: select the hammer from your quick bar, open construction options, switch to outdoor items, select and place a blueprint in the world. Find and add required mats (6 stones, 1 stick)
Start a fire: open the campfire menu with E, drag and drop fuel (branches, wood logs, boards etc.) on the fire icon. Fire will start automatically.
BBQ: if you drag and drop food inside one of the three slots at the bottom of the menu, you will start frying. You can BBQ meat, mushrooms and even canned food to improve their stats, remove the chance of food poisoning (aka malaria) or refresh.
Add a pot: Drag and drop a pot inside the campfire to start cooking more advanced recipes. Remember to always mix three ingredients together.
Also, try to understand your current needs and how do they affect your situation. In general, I would recommend keeping your stats high. Even if you just want to build… it won’t be easy once your needs drop down so hard that you get depressed and see everything in shades of grey (when mentality bar turns red). Fun fact. Don’t go fighting dirty (low hygiene) and tired (low strength) or you gonna probably die. Low strength applies damage penalty while bad smell attracts more zombies… and perhaps even a scratch will give you a fatal infection.
Coffee, tea and good food boost mentality and physical strength as well prevent your health from dropping down due to starvation or thirst.
3. How to Avoid Malaria?
Drinking dirty water or eating old food can result in food poisoning, which in game is translated as ‘malaria’. Malaria reduces your stamina or mentality but doesn’t kill.
Purify water: go to the lake/ocean/well/water collector with a plastic bottle/aluminium container (but not a pot!), look at the water until you see E option to drink, F to wash and a slot. Drag and drop a container from your inventory into the ‘water’ slot. Go to the campfire with a pot, open the menu, drag and drop bottles of dirty water into cooking slots, add fuel, click on the cooking button. It takes around 15 second to boil water. After several seconds, yellow droplets will turn blue. Drag and drop the empty bottle to fill it up with clean water!
Malaria can be removed either by a medicine (can be looted or created at the right bench) or by tea.
To brew tea: find orange bush, press E, you will collect herbs. Go to the campfire, drag and drop herbs in one slot, fill up the other two slots with water, add fuel, click on the cooking button.
After several seconds, you will create tea. Tea removes malaria, gives 5 mentality and reduces thirst by 10 points.
4. Work Smarter, not Harder
Cooking saves a lot of time.
For example, you spot a mushroom. It gives 3 carbs. Fry it and you get ‘cooked vegetables’ worth 8 carbs. Boil it in a pot and you get veggie stew that recovers 15 carbs. Boil two and you get a stew worth 40 carbs. At the starting island, you can easily hunt 2 deer which are roaming the hills around the merchant. Boiling their meat will give a broth that restores 15 proteins. And… they drop a lot of meat. The meat lasts 3 days but after smoking on the rack, it turns into jerky that lasts up to 30 days. You can also fry canned food. It gives buffed meals in return! Well… except for dog food. it disappears after frying. Mixing fruits and veggies with meat may create a new, buffed version of a stew. Not everything is, however, useful. Check the big list below!
- animals will keep spawning, so don’t worry too much about proteins
- water doesn’t freeze, so you can still take a trip to lake/river/well
- it’s hard to find mushrooms under the snow, so try to stack up canned food for carbs
- put your campfire or smoking racks under a tiny roof or inside existing buildings (e.g. sheds) to be allowed to use them despite rainfall
- if you still have around 10-12 days to winter and agriculture lvl 1, plant wheat. Wheat lasts for 10 days so can keep you alive through the winter (by default it lasts 10 days).
- you can easily chase and kill rabbits and deer with just a knife (no need to waste arrows)
- you can easily kill wolves, boars and bears by simply standing behind defensive spikes (you can RMB to repair them with hammer)
- smoked meat lasts 30 days
- three easy recipes are water,meat,tomato or water,water,meat or meat,meat,honey
- remember to pick up mushrooms on the way
- easy recipe for carbs is water,mushroom,mushroom or water,water, mushroom
- you can cook food in a pot using dirty water without getting sick
- cook dirty water for 15 sec to purify it (clean water)
- having your starting base relatively close to the water source will save some time
- you can build or find wells, that allows both cleaning and taking water
- you can build rainwater collectors to get dirty water but you cannot shower
- wheat is the best crop, you can make anything out of it plus it lasts 10 days
- you can make fertilizers from rotten food at the bench
- keep honeycombs for building beehives
- old food or dirty water makes you sick (‘malaria’)
- brew tea from herbs to remove sickness (‘malaria’)
- stay clean to avoid getting infected by zombies, animals or even own defensive spikes
- infections are treated with penicillin or passes over time, just calm down and keep applying medkits
- tea (water, water, herb) gives 5 mood
- fruit stew (water, meat, fruit) gives 10 mood
- coffee (water, water, coffee) gives 5 mood but also wakes you up
- beers from wheat (or other drinks but I just find wheat as superior crop)
5. Farming – No One Survived Cooking Guide, Recipes & Agriculture
SECTION UNDER DEVELOPMENT.
Farming step by step
- Scavenge barns or house until you find good seeds, fertilizers and agriculture books.
- If you’re unlucky, you can always go to a merchant and buy what you’re missing.
- Unlock cultivation box via technology tab.
- Place cultivation box(es). Open, drag and drop seed. If it says that sunshine intensity equals zero than dismantle the box using hammer. Pick up mats, place again. Sometimes even moving by an inch can boost sunshine from 0 to 91. Experiment, game is still under development 🙂
- If sunshine > 90 than add 1L of water (or zero if it’s already raining) and 1 unit of fertilizer.
- Right now… you can pretty much forget about farming for the next 10-11 days. However, when your skill is low, it’s possible that you fertilize not efficiently enough. Just in case, check your crops after several days and reply fertilizer if it’s getting red.
- Crop yield is random, however certain crops give more (wheat, cucumber) while some are scarce (carrots).
- Farming or studying will slowly unlock new techs such as agriculture working bench (you craft seeds and fertlizers here), beehives (passive source of food), greenhouse (allows growing plants in winter) etc.
- Learning consumes mentality so keep your stats up or eat, drink or smoke to keep your character in a good mood.
- Wheat, is perhaps my favorite. Lasts for 10 days, high yield, can be used in various recipes including beer brewing.
- Cucumber, second favorite. Lasts for 3 days, high yield, can be used for a stew that gives 10 mentality.
- Tomato, Lasts for 3 days, high yield, useful for minestrone.
- Corn, decent yield, 3 days, same recipes like wheat.
- Potato, lasts for 4 days, average yield, used for potato salad which is worse than mushroom stew.
- Carrots, lasts for 4 days, low yield, same recipes like wheat except for beer.
- Cotton, you get more from dismantling random clothes
- Herbs, grow anywhere anyhow.
- Strawberry, only useful for wine.
- Sometimes, when you cut big trees (I got it from both birch and spruce trees), you get honeycomb. Keep them all.
- To get honey from a honeycomb, equip a knife and right click honeycomb to dismantle it. Beware, honey lasts 10 days.
- Unlock beehives technology.
- Place beehives. Constructing your first beehive will require finding 5 honeycombs (two to unlock technology, 3 to place a beehive). Second beehive needs 2 units of honey (which you gonna get anyhow from the first beehive after 4 days) and 1 honeycomb (keep cutting trees…).
- Beehive produces 1 unit of honey per two days (aprox.).
- Beehive doesn’t work in winter.
- Study agriculture until you unlock feeding pen via technology tab.
- Place a pen.
- Go to animal vendor.
- Animals have two genders, keep it mind when do you want to breed them.
- Animals consume food so be ready to take a good care of them.
- Animals consume food. You create feed using agriculture bench and 5 fiber (cheap and easy). It’s actually very easy to keep animals alive because rainfall will fill up their water container automatically. Maybe during a very hot summer you might need to give them water (dirty water is ok).
- Chickens grow up after a few days. Pigs and sheep need 10 days.
- Maybe it’s mistranslated… but my fully grown up ‘sheep’ looks like a goat
- Fully matured hens will start laying eggs while pigs well… they will give you some fertilizer.
- I must admit… small animals are absolutely adorable and their animation is really well done. They run around making sounds and bringing so much life to your farm.
SECTION UNDER DEVELOPMENT.
6. No One Survived Cook Book
Before we jump to the endless list of possible combinations… let me sum up quickly for you.
- Need carbs? Use mushroom, mushroom, water
- Need proteins? Use meat, meat, wheat/honey/carrot/corn or meat,water,water
- Found tomato? Mix it with meat and water
- Found fruits? Mix it with meat and water
- If possible, heat up canned food.
Keep in mind that your cooking level slightly affects the outcome, so for the same ingredients you can get f.e. either Minestrone or Delicious Minestrone.
BBQ means frying using lower three cooking slots in the campfire (without the use of a pot or water).
- Meat > BARBEQUE(10 proteins, -5 thirst)
- Vegetables > ROASTED VEGETABLES(8 carbs, -5 thirsty)
- Herbs > Failure cooking (wasted)
You always need 3 ingredients in a cooking pot. Bad combinations will result with wasting precious food. The purpose of this list is to show existing combinations as certain outcomes are a bit unexpected sometimes… also remember that you can heat up canned food to get extra buff!
Underscored ingredients – perhaps the most optimal use! Highly recommended.
meat = jerky, wolf, venison, rabbit, bear
TEA (5 mentality, 10 thirsty, removes malaria)
- water, water, herb
- water, herb, herb
COFFEE (5 mentality, 20 thirsty, 20 physical strength)
- water, water, coffee beans
VEGETABLE SOUP (15 carbs, 15 thirsty)
- water, water, mushroom
- water, mushroom, herb
- water, water, wheat
- water, egg, wheat
- water, water, corn
- water, water, potato
STEW (40 carbs, 5 physical str)
- water, mushroom, mushroom
FRUIT SOUP (5 carbs, 15 thirsty, 5 mentality)
- water, water, strawberry
- water, bread, cucumber
- water, corn, cucumber
BROTH (15 proteins, 5 carbs, 10 thirst)
- water, water, meat
- water, meat, meat
- water, meat, herb
- water, meat, mushroom
- water, meat, potato
- water, meat, wheat
- water, meat, strawberry
- water, meat, cucumber
- water, meat, carrot
- water, meat, honey
- meat, honey, tomato
MINESTRONE or DELICIOUS MINESTRONE (20 proteins, 30 carbs, 15 physical str)
- water, meat, tomato
- meat, corn, corn
- meat, carrot, carrot
- meat, wheat, wheat
- meat, corn, carrot
- meat, corn, wheat
- meat, carrot, wheat
- meat, egg, tomato
FRUIT STEW or SAVORY FRUIT STEW (15 proteins, 15 carbs, 10 mentality, 15 physical str)
- water, meat, peach
- water, meat, apple
- water, meat, orange
- meat, apple, mushroom
- meat, cucumber, cucumber
- cucumber seems to be a decent crop, +10 mentality is a pretty nice boost
RICH STEW or DELICIOUS RICH STEW (30 proteins, 10 carbs, 25 physical str)
- meat, meat, honey
- meat, meat, wheat
POTATO SALAD (25 carbs, 2 mentality, -10 thirsty)
- water, potato, corn
- water, potato, carrot
- water, potato, potato
- meat, meat, potato
- meat, potato, potato
- personally I wouldn’t even bother with cropping potatoes unless you need to lvl up agriculture
- water, water, honey
- meat, cucumber, corn
- meat, strawberry, mushroom
- meat, egg, mushroom
- meat, bread, cucumber (not a sandwich!)
DISCLAIMER: THIS LIST IS INCOMPLETE! I need to try more combinations.
This guide is by Nuaria and Harald. You can access it via the link.