Survival guide (dogman and raiders)
I'm planning to start another wiki guide in a few days. I was wondering if anyone had survival tips for established players geared toward avoiding perma death from dogmen and raiders. They aren't much trouble in my opinion when you are healthy and its daytime. Most of my deaths result from sleeping and being crept up on by 2 or more of either type.
1) Sleep with a gun in your hand ready to fire. I prefer 12 guage with buckshot. 45 is decent against the raiders but not my first choice against dogmen.
2) 3-4 Noise traps.
3) avoid letting status bars get low. This seems to effect alertness and possibly even draw dogmen to you. I prioritize getting food and water before sleep. Carry some clean water and food if possible to consume before sleep.
4) At least have a lightsource you can turn on midfight(flashlight, nightvision, other). Dogmen can see in the dark. I do well with nightvision implants but if you don't have them I think turning on NV goggles before sleeping is worth it. If this is your plan I'd idealy carry a laptop battery with me when going far afield. It takes a mere 4 spaces, can fit into a pocket for convenient access, and can hold 12 full charges(20). That's 240 hours of battery life.
Terraign is one of my questions. I'd been using forests for concealment. They find me anyway. Im considering open fields so at least theres some distance. Was also considering sleeping during daytime.
Any other tips would be great as well.