Containers

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If you're looking for clothing items which exist primarily to increase your personal storage by raising your max volume, you should proceed on to wearable containers.

Previously this page listed the max number of items certain vehicle parts or container-type furniture could contain. With the limit of 64 items per tile bumped to the considerably more generous 4096 items per tile, the only currently relevant limit to such storage is the max volume a vehicle part can hold (generally 400).

Container data

These items exist to store comestibles of various kinds. Most comestibles that spawn in buildings spawn within one of these objects, and some containers also rarely spawn by themselves (regular and 3-liter glass jars have a range of spawn rates for different areas).

To calculate how much gasoline can be stored in a container, multiply its capacity by 200. Example: a plastic jerrycan can hold 40 units of liquid, so it can store 8000 gasoline units (40 * 200 = 8000).

Transfering/Dumping Contents

To transfer the contents from one container to another one only needs to Unload it and then select the letter of an empty or partially empty container. Keep in mind how much the containers can hold. To acquire fuel from a vehicle requires a rubber hose and an empty container. Simply activate the rubber hose, select the direction of the vehicle, and then select the letter of your container. One can also use this method to transfer fuel from one vehicle directly to another if they are parked one space apart. If you want to unload liquid into heavy containers like the 55 gallon drum, make sure they are on the same tile as you and Unload the container in your inventory into the heavier container on the ground. To dump the liquids of a container on the ground Unload the container but then hit ESC followed by the direction you would like to unload the container. Be careful however, liquids that are dumped onto the ground cannot be retrieved Verify but you can still consume it.

Item Browser

The Item Browser has a container catalog, it is updated using the game's data files, so it's always accurate.


Name
R
Price
Material
Vol
Weight
Bash
Hit
Capacity
Flags
) plastic bag 10 1 plastic 1 2 -4 -8 24
) plastic bottle 10 8 plastic 2 13 -8 1 2 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) glass bottle 10 1 glass 3 200 -8 1 3 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) aluminum can 10 1 steel 1 13 0 0 1 RIGID, WATERTIGHT
) tin can 10 2 iron 1 400 -1 1 1 RIGID, WATERTIGHT
) sm. cardboard box 10 0 paper 4 151 -5 1 4 RIGID
) plastic canteen 10 1000 plastic 6 155 -8 1 6 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) plastic jerrycan 10 2500 plastic 40 1587 -2 -2 40 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) gallon jug 10 2500 plastic 15 190 -8 1 15 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) glass flask 0 2500 glass 1 48 8 1 1 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) small waterskin 0 2000 leather 1 453 1 -1 6 WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) waterskin 0 5000 leather 2 783 2 -1 12 WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) large waterskin 0 12000 leather 3 990 3 -1 20 WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) steel jerrycan 10 5000 steel 100 4815 -3 -3 100 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) aluminum keg 10 6000 steel 200 13500 -4 -4 200 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) glass jar varies 2500 glass 1 264 8 1 1 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) 3l glass jar varies 3000 glass 12 365 10 1 12 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) plastic bowl 0 1 plastic 1 0 2 1 1 RIGID
) metal tank 10 6000 steel 225 2834 6 -4 225 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) small metal tank 0 2000 steel 45 1600 5 -3 45 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) hip flask varies 250000 aluminum 1 120 3 1 1 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) 55 gallon drum 0 0 steel 825 20000 8 -5 825 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) 30 gallon drum 0 0 steel 450 6800 8 -5 450 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) wooden barrel 0 0 wood / steel 400 42408 8 -5 400 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) 2.5L canteen 10 125000 plastic 10 155 1 -1 10 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS
) 30 gallon barrel 0 0 plastic 450 6800 8 -5 450 RIGID, WATERTIGHT, SEALS

A quick rundown of container-only flags:
RIGID - Containers with this flag always have the same volume. Containers without it have their volume increased by their contents' volume.
WATERTIGHT - An object without this flag is not suitable for storing liquid in. However...
SEALS - Currently, this flag is also required for an item to be able to store liquid.

Due to the way 'solid' and 'liquid' comestibles are currently handled, containers which do not have WATERTIGHT and SEALS set as flags are essentially useless for the purpose of player storage - there is currently no way to move solid items into containers, and those two flags are required for an item to be able to hold liquid. However, these items are still useful for the purpose of non-comestible crafting.