How to Store Items
It is important that you learn how to store items efficiently, to maximize what you can carry in your vehicles and what you can store at your settlement.
There are two storage types.
- Item based
- Volume based
Item based storage containers have a limited number of items. Most item-based containers can hold 100 items. A small crate can hold 150 items. A large crate can hold 300 items. Since volume isn't taken into account, it is best to store large, heavy items in crates. Items like logs, shard, ore, sand and dirt.
Volume based storage containers can store a certain volume. Most mass storage containers can store 16k volume. Liquid container volume varies by the size of the container. Small volume items are best stored in these containers. Items like resources, build components and raw foods.
Here is a snapshot of storage.
|Bulk Storage Bin||16k volume||Small volume resources and build components|
|Large Crate||300 items||Large volume resources (logs, shard, ore sand, dirt), raw foods|
|Small and Large Chests||100 items; small holds smaller volume items, large chest larger volume items||Crafted items/looted|
|Coffin||100 items; holds larger volume items than the large chest||Crafted/looted items|
|Food Storage Bin||16k volume||Raw foods only|
|Liquid containers||Various volumes||Liquid, crafted/looted items when dry|
|Larder||100 items||Prepared meals, snowballs|
|Mass Storage Container||Storage|
|Crate Rack||Holds 30 large crates at 300 items each|
|Bulk Container Unit||Has 4 BSB's at 16k volume each|
|Rack for Empty BSB's||Holds 30 empty BSB's|