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  1. I Am Without You And It Doesn't Feel Right When Did My Eyes Get So Heavy
  2. Duuuude . . . I did not know that, but it does make perfect sense! So maybe I really am on to something! Thank you for sharing that, that's really great to know!
  3. You're right, I got a bit ahead of myself. I need to try this a LOT more times before I decide that it's fool-proof. Which is perfect, since I just found a gun and a boatload of ammo in my main save. So I'll head out hunting the next chance I get and try this out a few more times. To be clear, I did this at almost the very beginning of a save, with my cooking level at the lowest level possible. So I definitely didn't have any protection there.
  4. Y'ALL, IT WORKED. I ate everything but 61 calories, and no food poisoning. That's probably the most definitive proof that this works that I'm gonna get. Maybe I'll keep updating this thread with more and more sketchy food items that I've eaten without getting food poisoning as I progress through the game. This'll be an ongoing experiment. And if any of y'all want to join in the experiment and try it out yourselves, please do! And let me know what happens!
  5. This is it, guys. The moment of truth. I'm safely in Carter Dam with plenty of food and antibiotics, and I've got this little bit of raw, low-condition deer meat. Let's see what happens.
  6. The immersive, heart-pounding, almost euphoric feeling of wanting to charge after a wolf just to spite a world that does not want you alive. Of lighting fires and screaming into snowstorms that you are here, and you will not be crushed. Of bagging your first deer and laughing into the harsh wind that tries to cut you to the core, because you belong. Of staring straight into the eyes of a wolf and knowing that blood will be spilled, but it will not be yours. The Long Dark is an awe-inspiring example of human resilience. We do not give up the gift of life easily.
  7. I am always overweighted. XD But in all seriousness, thank you so much!! I really appreciate it!
  8. I've now started a new Voy save, and I'm having fun. It's probably right at my current skill level, and I'm going to use this opportunity to learn. One quick question I have: which is better, Insulated Boots or Trail Boots? Insulated Boots are much heavier and slow me down considerably, but are also warmer. Trail Boots are lighter and not as warm, and also offer more protection.
  9. Setting goals is exactly what I was thinking of doing, to make a little more interesting and entertaining! Thank you for the suggestions!
  10. That is good to know! I hadn't thought of trying with water yet, but I'm glad I didn't! XD
  11. Oh, it's definitely not that. I am nowhere near good enough at this game to have survived long enough to achieve Cooking Level 5. I haven't gotten the opportunity to try it with raw meat yet, but since I'm playing Voyageur and have plenty of antibiotics and food handy, I'm going to try it as soon as I can and let y'all know what happens.
  12. Oooooh, that's a good idea. I will definitely try that. I just found it odd that, before I started doing this, I got food poisoning many times from eating low-condition items. Now I've eaten countless low-condition items and haven't gotten food poisoning once.
  13. YOU GUYS. I may have discovered something extremely helpful. Or not, I'm not sure. I need y'all's thoughts; it's worked every single time for me. As we all know, low-condition food items (except for sodas and possibly other things, I'm not sure) have a chance of giving you food poisoning if you eat them. The lower the condition, the higher the chance. I myself have gotten food poisoning probably at least 3 times in various saves because I'm an idiot. BUT. I think I may have found a way to "cheese" around that in a dire circumstance. If, at any point in the game, your only options are to eat a very low-condition item or starve, I have a tip for you. Eat some of the low-condition item . . . but NOT all of it. Right before the circular meter hits the end when you're eating, click the CANCEL button. If you time it just right, you can consume the majority of the calories in the food item and leave just a very little bit, which you can then drop, AND AVOID GETTING FOOD POISONING. It's worked every single time for me. I ask those of you willing to take a risk to try this out and let me know what happens, because I really want to know if this is an actual life-saving tip. On my honor as a Survivor, I swear I am not kidding around here. If I could prove it to you guys somehow that it works, I would. I just need y'all to take a leap of faith. If you do try it out, please let me know what happens!
  14. You're probably right; I can't remember the number of Stalker/Interloper games I've jumped into and promptly died in because I just don't have enough experience. It's nothing short of a miracle that I've managed to survive 31 days on my longest Voyageur save. I should probably just stick to Voyageur and hone my skills for the time being. Thank you for your advice!