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Surviving The Aftermath's tutorials: Episode 2, Resources.

The game features several resources you'll need to build, upgrade and equip your people with. Resources listed below are separate from various Food.png Food items, which have their own section. Water.png Water and hydration is also an important resource of its own, but works differently from the ones put in boxes. Resources are either scavenged from the colony view, traded, gained from events, created at the various buildings or collected from the world map.

Gathering resources from the world map is handled by specialists. Low-end materials such as Food or Wood can be gathered in larger quantities than items such as different kinds of Health.png medication, as they are easier to find in usable condition.

List of resources[edit | edit source]

Low-end resources[edit | edit source]

Trash and Scrap can be refined into useful materials.

Most basic resources include piles of trash, logs and other substances that cannot be used for anything of value before refining them.

Resource Refined with Refined into
Logs.png Logs Lumber Yard, Sawmill; Logging Camp Wood Wood; Firewood.png Firewood
Junk.png Scrap Scrapper, Metal Extractor Metal.png Metal; Scrap.png Junk
Trash.png Trash Recycler, Plastic Extractor Plastic.png Plastic; Fiber.png Fiber
Resource flax.png Flax Fields Fiber.png Fiber
Sunflower.png Sunflowers Fields Resource oil.png Oil

Basic resources[edit | edit source]

Refining some basic resources can be done immediately but others require researching the Tech Tree further.

Basic resources consist mostly of building materials used throughout the game. They're easy to gather or refine, but have little trade value. Most can be used "as is" or refined further into higher grade resources.

Resource Refined with Refined into
Concrete.png Rubble Concrete Scavenger, Concrete Extractor Concrete.png Concrete
Scrap.png Junk Mechanic Shop Parts.png Parts
Metal.png Metal Toolshop; Gunsmith Tools.png Tools; Weapons.png Weapons
Parts.png Parts Gunsmith Weapons.png Weapons
Fiber.png Fiber Tailor Clothes lvl1.png Clothing
Resource rare metals.png Rare Metals Electronics Factory Components.png Components
Resource oil.png Oil Refinery Resource fuel.png Fuel

Items[edit | edit source]

Items category constitutes of final products used either by the Colonists or Specialists. They can be simple tools to help people work faster or something more impactful and life-saving.

Item Efficiency Durability
Tools.png Basic Tools Medium Normal
Tools lvl2.png Durable Tools Medium High
Item Protection Durability
Clothes lvl1.png Basic Clothing Low Low
Clothes lvl2.png Sturdy Clothing Medium Normal
Item Damage Durability
Weapons.png Hunting Rifle Low Normal
Resource weapons lvl2.png Shotgun Medium Normal

Advanced resources[edit | edit source]

These resources are hard to get but crucial in advancing your colony. They can be found on the World Map or traded from Societies or random visitors. Later on some can be crafted after researching the appropriate structure from the tech tree.

Resource Refined at Refined from
Component Component Electronics Factory Rare metals Rare Metals Plastic Plastic
Electronics Electronics Electronics Factory Rare metals Rare Metals Component Component
Fuel Fuel Refinery Oil Oil
Fun Box Fun Box N/A N/A
Herbal medicine Herbal Medicine Medical Lab Medicinal herb Herb
Medicine Medicine Medical Lab Herbal medicine Herbal Medicine Soybeans.png Soybeans
Iodine pills Iodine Pills Medical Lab Herbal medicine Herbal Medicine Fish.png Fish
Antibiotics Antibiotics Medical Lab Herbal medicine Herbal Medicine Oil Oil