Survival Tips & Tricks
Bear Dens – If you find bones in a cave, this may mean it’s a Bear Den. Watch out! Resting in these caves might earn you a nasty surprise.
Cold – Freezing is the fastest way to die on Great Bear. Warm up by getting out of the Wind, getting near a fire, or getting inside a shelter.
Drawn By Scent – Raw Meat and Fish give off a scent that attracts predators.
Drop Decoy – Dropping decoys can distract predators, giving you enough time to escape their interest.
Finding Fuel – Use your Hatchet or Hacksaw to harvest downed firewood from tree limbs or branches. Sticks are abundant and can be harvested without a tool.
Fuel – Wood burns more slowly when it’s extremely cold.
Fuel – Each Fuel type affects your chance to start a fire and how long the fire will last.
Frostbite – Frostbite injuries are permanent. Keep exposed skin covered to avoid this debilitating Affliction.
Great Bear Island – Remote regions of Great Bear Island offer fewer human-made shelters. Come prepared!
Ice Fishing – Use a Tool to break the ice hole in an Ice Fishing hut. It will freeze up again over time!
Items In Vehicles – Locked trunks can be opened using a Prybar.
Landmarks – Look for landmarks to guide your way in the wilderness. Every region tells a story.
Listen Carefully – Wolves can often be heard before they are seen.
Moonlight – Use moonlight to Craft, Research, and Repair when outdoors.
Rabbits – Rabbits are quick but plentiful on Great Bear. Use Stones to stun them for capture.
Rest – You can Rest or Pass Time in a vehicle, with or without a Bedroll.
Scent – Raw Meat and Fish give off a scent that attracts predators.
Shivering – When using a Rifle, a Revolver, or a Distress Pistol, cold temperatures can cause Shivering, affecting your aim.
Sprain Risk – If Encumbered or Exhausted you are at risk for a Sprain on sloped ground. Drop gear or Rest to eliminate the Risk.
Storms Drop Fuel – Blizzards and high winds can knock loose Sticks or drop tree Limbs which you can then Harvest later.
Temperature – Time of day can dramatically affect the overall air temperature on Great Bear Island.
Thrown Torches & Flares – Thrown Torches and Flares have a chance to scare away hostile wildlife.
The Sun – Use the sun’s position in the sky to navigate Great Bear Island.
Wind – High winds will slow movement and exploration, as well as put out campfires.
Wolf Struggles – As well as causing dangerous and deadly Afflictions, Wolf struggles can damage and destroy Clothing.
Workbench & Forge – Keep an eye out for these valuable crafting locations. The items you make with them are often better than the ones you find in the world.