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Duck and Cover! (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For the overview of this book throughout the Fallout series, see Duck and Cover!.
Duck and Cover!
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Effects+3 Explosives
(+4 with Comprehension)
Base ID0006a80c

Duck and Cover! is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


Reading this book permanently increases the player's Explosives skill by 3 points (4 with Comprehension).


With the add-on Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted by the player.

Note: the recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process - meaning only one book can be crafted.


Other than being crafted, the skill book can be found in the following locations.

Closest map markerLocation description
Collapsed Overpass Tunnel Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.pngJust south of the exit to The High Road, behind some sand bags, the book is in a crate hiding underneath a teddy bear.
Mojave OutpostInside the Mojave Outpost Barracks, on the bottom shelf, in the middle, below the bar counter. (Must be stolen, but can be bought if caught).
Nellis Air Force BaseAmong the books on the shelf, above the grenade rifle, inside Pearl's Barracks (must be stolen).
Ranger Station FoxtrotOn the table next to Comm Officer Lenk. On the PC version with patch 1.2 there are two books, one on top of the other.
Residential District Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DM.pngIs stuck underneath the bed in the same room where you first meet Dean Domino. The book is only obtainable by using explosives and dropping throwing spears to force the book out.
SloanInside Worker Barracks, back left shelf under a first aid box. (Must be stolen). A Dean's Electronics can be found here as well, but it too must be stolen.


  • Occasionally the book at Ranger Station Foxtrot won't spawn. If this occurs reload from a previous save, or restart the console and load a previous save. It is also possible for 2 skill books to spawn at this location.