Dirty Rags
Value (at 100%): $0.00
Weight: 0.15 kg
Stack Size: 10
Clean Rags
Value (at 100%): $1.00
Weight: 0.15 kg
Stack Size: 10

Rags are small pieces of cloth that can be used as medical supplies or crafting items. They stack to 10 and take up a 2x3 grid.


Dirty RagsEdit

Dirty rags are common items found in shacks, urban areas, and suburban areas. They can also be acquired by tearing apart various clothing items (such as jeans, shirts, etc)

Clean RagsEdit

Clean rags are less common than dirty ones, and are rarely found in urban locations and shacks. They are also found inside first aid kits, or can be made by sterilizing dirty rags.


Besides crafting ingredients, rags can be used on their own. As clean rags are used, their condition goes down and turn into dirty rags once they reach 0% condition.

Protection against airborne diseasesEdit

Crude air filter

Rags, both clean and dirty, can be worn as a crude face mask for limited protection against airborne diseases like Blue Rot and Smallpox. As there is only a 33% chance that the rags will work any given turn, this method should not be relied upon. Wearing a gas mask with a functioning filter is a much better solution.


Rags can be applied to wounds to stop bleeding. Clean rags is obviously preferable as they don't cause infections. Dirty rags should only be used when the character risks bleeding to death.


Rags from Clothes
(5 Dirty Rags, 5 Small String and Twine)
Boiled Clean Rags 0.20
  • Water (any) (1)
    • Water
    • Water (sterilized)
    • Water (infected)
    • Water (poisoned, sterilized)
Boiled Clean Rags x2/x3 0.40 - 0.60
  • Water (any) (1)
    • Water
    • Water (sterilized)
    • Water (infected)
    • Water (poisoned, sterilized)
Disinfected Rags 0.05

Properties and recipe usesEdit

  • Kindling:
    • Medium Campfire (lit) (1)
    • Small Campfire (friction) (1)
    • Small Campfire (lit) (1)
  • Small, Absorbant, Non-Rigid Sheet:
    • Boiled Clean Rags (1-3)
    • Disinfected Rags (1)
  • Small, Flammable, Non-Rigid Sheet:
    • Crude Torch (1, R)
    • Quality Torch (1, R)
  • Small Kindling (unlit):
    • Quality Torch (1, R)
  • Small or Medium, Flexible, Non-Food Object:
  • Small or Medium, Non-Rigid Sheet:

See alsoEdit