long time lurker, but first post of any kind so sorry if there are glaring mistakes.
I have been thinking about a bunch of stuff that could be added, so I figured I just throw them out there.
Hopefully some of them turn out to be good ideas.
-phenol from distilling asprin or willow bark
-gypsum(CaSO4), found in drywall (aka smash walls to get), can be mixed with an acid to get sulfuric acid
-ammonia from bird litter (placeholder for urea) and quicklime, (urea+quicklime->limestone+ammonia)
-eggshells as a byproduct of some egg recipes, can be ground to make limestone (alternative source to mining)
-acetone from distallation of limestone and acetic acid with quicklime as a byproduct
-acetic anhydrate from acetone (distallation produces ethenone) and acetic acid
-antibotics(sulfanilamide aka sulfa drugs),from ammonia, phenol, acetic anhydrate, hydrocholoric acid, sulfuric acid,lye(analog for sodium bicarbonate)
recipe breaks down like so
-ammonia + phenol->aniline
-aniline+acetic anhydride->acetanilide+acetic acid
-hydrocholoric acid+sulfuric acid->chorosulphonic acid
-acetanilide+chorosulphonic acid+ammonia+sulfuric acid+lye+hydrocholoric acid->sulfanilamide
-flour paste, an alternative to bone glue that can be made of flour and water.
-chloroform, alternative to ether, made from bleach and acetone,bleach+acetone->chloroform+lye
-antique fire grenade, a CCl4 based fire suppression grenade made from, grenade casing components, chloroform, salt water with electrolysis
-meadowsweet, a growable substitute for willowbark
-chocolate nut, a GMO novelty plant that produces a ready to eat chocolately nut(designed to compete with chocolate covered nuts). hard to find seeds for but
could be refined to make chocolate or processed with coffee substitutes to make homemade coffee powder.
-crops should die in the winter season
-feral goats could be tamed for a source of milk that you can find in the woods (could be set to flee like deer so good luck catching it)
-improvised disinfectant made from, strong alcohol,vinegar,phenol. 60% treatment success for bites and very low disinfectant quality. a step above cauterizing since no chance for instant infection on fail.
-salicin tea, a tea made from willow bark, same effect as aspirin but available earlier in game and cheaper at cost of being much bulkier.
-datura “tea”, the dosage from datura could be made more predictable by exploiting the fact that the solubility of atropine is constant for a given temperature, so using excess datura a “tea” can be made that is a predictable dose. in game the main advantage would be it being less liable to kill you.
-alcohol stimulant mixtures. idea is to mix strong alcohol with stimulants to counter the depressant effect making it useful as a combat painkiller.some idea for names: battle brew(caffeine), battle brew(nicotine), bezerker brew(datura).
-caffenated caramel, diy caffiene pills made by either boiling down soda, or boiling down a caffenated drink mixed with sugar
-a way to dilute hard drugs like heroin and meth, into codiene and stimulant pills
-a wooden helmet(useful for inawood characters) made like wooden clogs
-wooden vest, like a scrap metal vest but made from pieces of wood and cord pieces
-battery powered portable dehumidifer that acts like the aeroevaporater cbm
-makeshift batteries, crude nonrecargable batteries made from scrap metal, some other metal (like copper or aluminum), paper, salt water and glue (superglue,bone glue,flour paste). half the charge of rechargeable batteries, could be used as an alternative to handcrank.
-yeast food spread (aka marmite), made from yeast and salt. Could be used to make boring sandwich as a way to get rid of excess yeast from brewing.
-waste gruel,general catch all thing to make stuff that is techically edible into food, possible ingerdents other than water:leather patches (leather is edible), fur patches, yeast, various seeds,bone glue, vinegar, glycerol, various plants like bee balm, and many others.
-ghoul, think fallout universe, immune to radiation but severely radioactive
-survivalist, a player crafted mutagen made from having high applied science, the alpha book,medical book, and elf-a book among other things. essentaly a blend of medical,alpha and elf-a, not as strong as anyone but avoids the worst drawbacks
made from medical,alpha, elf-a mutagen and purifier the lack of major drawbacks would come at the expense of making it.
-positive:fey vision,good hearing,very little sleep,Tough,Robust genetics,pain resistant,infection resistant,disease resistant,parasite immune,strong,very dextrous,very smart,very perceptive,phelloderm,pretty,posion resistant,acidproof
-negative:Light Bones,Nausea,Fast metabolism,slow healer,chemical imbalance,insomniac,jittery,mood swings,addictive personality,high thirst,lightweight