Cram Classic is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.
A staple of pre-War American cuisine, cram is a type of precooked meat, spiced and preserved to last centuries even in the most adverse of conditions. Although the resulting foodstuff struggles to be classified as proper meat, it is an excellent source of protein. Although it's popular with wastelanders, it has a tendency to cause major constipation among those who overindulge in too many of the characteristic blue cans. While cram can be consumed straight from the tin, it is also an ingredient in more complex dishes, such as fire ant fricassée.
Cram restores +5 Hit Points, but also gives you a small does of radiation in the form of 3 rads. In addition, it is used in the recipe for caravan lunch and fire ant fricassée.
Effects of Survival skill
|10||+1 Hit Point, -60 Starvation||60||+2 Hit Point, -110 Starvation|
|20||+1 Hit Point, -70 Starvation||70||+2 Hit Point, -120 Starvation|
|30||+1 Hit Point, -80 Starvation||80||+2 Hit Point, -130 Starvation|
|40||+1 Hit Point, -90 Starvation||90||+2 Hit Point, -140 Starvation|
|50||+2 Hit Point, -100 Starvation||100||+3 Hit Point, -150 Starvation|
- Note: radiation levels are not affected by the Survival skill level.
- Cram can be found inside various houses and buildings throughout the Mojave Wasteland, both placed in the world as well as inside containers like refrigerators.
- Multiple vendors sell Cram, including traveling merchants.
Behind the scenes
- Cram is, of course, a reference to spam, which was sold in both cartons (up to the 70s) and cans (ongoing). An unrelated foodstuff of the same name also appears in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, where it's a nutritious, hardy biscuit that can keep travelers fed on long journeys. It was later popularized by NetHack.
|Chems||Ant nectar · Ant queen pheromones · Antivenom · Auto-inject stimpak · Auto-inject super stimpak · Blood Shield · Buffout · Cateye · Coyote tobacco chew · Datura antivenom · Datura hide · Fire ant nectar · Fixer · Fiery purgative · Ghost Sight · Healing poultice · Healing powder (Legate healing powder) · Hydra · Jet (Dixon's Jet) · Med-X · Mentats (Berry Mentats, Grape Mentats, Orange Mentats, Party Time Mentats) · Psycho (Slasher) · Rad-X · RadAway · Rebound · Rocket · Rushing Water · Stimpak (Stimpak, Expired, Stimpak, Homemade) · Steady · Super stimpak · Turbo · Ultrajet · Weapon binding ritual|
|Drinks||Absinthe · Atomic cocktail · Beer (irradiated beer) · Battle brew · Black coffee · Blood pack · Bitter drink · Dirty water (irradiated water) · Large Wasteland tequila · Moonshine · Nuka-Cola (ice cold Nuka-Cola, Nuka-Cola Quartz, Nuka-Cola Victory, Nuka-Cola Quantum) · Purified water · Rum & Nuka · Scotch (irradiated Scotch, Jake Juice) · Sierra Madre martini · Sunset Sarsaparilla (irradiated Sunset Sarsaparilla) · Vodka · Wasteland tequila · Whiskey (Dixon's whiskey, irradiated whiskey) · Wine (drugged wine)|
|Edibles||Ant egg · Ant meat · Banana yucca fruit (irr. banana yucca) · Barrel cactus fruit (irr. barrel cactus) · Bighorner meat · Bighorner steak · Blamco Mac & Cheese (irr. Mac & Cheese) · Bloatfly meat · Bloatfly slider · Blood sausage (black blood sausage) · Brahmin meat · Brahmin steak · Brahmin Wellington · Broc flower · Bubblegum · Buffalo gourd seed · Caravan lunch · Cave fungus (mutant cave fungus) · Cazador egg · Cook-Cook's Fiend stew · Coyote meat · Coyote steak · Cram (irradiated Cram) · Crispy squirrel bits · Crunchy mutfruit (irr. crunchy mutfruit) · Dandy Boy Apples (irr. Dandy Boy apples) · Daturana · Desert salad · Dog meat · Dog steak · Fancy Lads Snack Cakes (irr. Fancy Lads) · Fire ant egg · Fire ant fricassée · Fire ant meat · Fresh apple · Fresh carrot · Fresh pear · Fresh potato (irradiated potato) · Gecko kabob · Gecko meat (irr. gecko meat) · Gecko steak · Ghost People flesh · Giant rat meat · Grilled mantis · Gum drops · Honey mesquite pod · Human flesh · Human remains · Iguana bits · Iguana-on-a-stick · Imitation strange meat pie · Instamash (irradiated InstaMash) · Jalapeño pepper · Junk food · Lakelurk egg · Lakelurk meat · Maize · Mole rat meat (mole rat wonder meat) · Mole rat stew · MRE · Mushroom Cloud · Mutfruit (irradiated mutfruit) · Nevada agave fruit · Nightstalker tail · Nightstalker squeezin's · Noodles · Pinto bean pod · Pinyon nuts · Pork n' Beans (irr. Pork N' Beans) · Potato Crisps (irr. Potato Crisps) · Pre-War steak · Preserved meat · Prickly pear fruit · Sacred datura root · Radroach meat · Rat meat · Ruby's casserole · Salient green · Salisbury Steak (irr. Salisbury Steak) · Spore carrier sap · Squirrel on a stick · Squirrel stew · Strange meat · Strange meat pie · Sugar Bombs (irr. Sugar Bombs) · Thin red paste (thick red paste) · Trail mix · Wasteland omelet · White horsenettle · Xander root · Yao guai meat · YumYum Deviled Eggs (irr. YumYum D. Eggs)|
|Venoms||Bleak venom · Cloud Kiss (weak) · Cloud Kiss (potent) · Cloud Kiss (lethal) · Dark datura · Mother Darkness · Silver sting · Tremble|
|Miscellaneous||Doctor's Bag · Stealth Boy · Snakebite Tourniquet · Weapon repair kit|
|Cut content||Focus · Scorpion poison · Scorpion poison grease · Testfx|
- ↑ Clarke's log: "Five more crates today: three Cram, one mac & cheese, and some kind of dried meat. Judging from the stench, probably mole rat.
The Ghouls didn't touch the mac, but they almost came to blows over the mole rat jerky. They even ate the Cram. I think they're starting to get used to it by now."
- ↑ Piper Wright: "Wow. Someone's been eating their Cram."
^ Entering combat with a Super Mutant Behemoth. / Surprised
- ↑ The Sole Survivor: "What's a dead drop?"
Robert MacCready: "I had one of those once after I ate a bad batch of Cram. Spent eight hours on the can."
Carrington: "Oh, dear lord. A dead drop is a mailbox with a railsign on it. It's a common means of communication for us, so keep an eye out for them. When you make contact with Stockton he won't give you the time of day unless you give him the proper countersign. The current sign is, "Do you have a geiger counter?" And the counter is, "Mine is in the shop." Please tell me Deacon taught you that, at least?"
(Robert MacCready's and Carrington's dialogue)
- ↑ The Sole Survivor: "I have what it takes."
Rowdy: "We'll see. I've been putting off hauling myself over the pond to Warwick for this, but now you get to do it. This here's something I've been fixing up, part of the pump system at Warwick. Thing was clogged up like Zeke after one too many cans of cram. I want you to go to the pump shed there and install it."
- ↑ Fallout: New Vegas crafting recipes