Items and loot are important in Far Cry 5, as an extra Medkit could be the difference between completing a mission and failing. It’s important, then, for the player to loot all boxes and backpacks they come across. What if they’re hurting for funds, items, or Perk Points, though? That’s where Prepper Stashes come in. These missions can be collected by speaking with citizens all over beautiful Hope County, Montana who have insight into the location of the stash.
Prepper Stashes are bunkers and shelters located all over Hope County, where citizens prepared for coming disasters by stockpiling supplies, weapons, ammo, and cash. Accessing the Prepper Stashes isn’t as simple as just picking a lock, though. There are usually difficult challenges to overcome, traps to spring, or puzzles to solve before getting that sweet, sweet loot. This guide compiles all the locations of the Prepper Stashes throughout the Holland Valley region, with a few tips and tricks for solving their mysteries.
1. Sunken Finds (Dutch’s Island)
The first Prepper Stash fans come across is located at Silver Lake Boat House on Dutch’s Island. Prepper Stashes are identified by the clues, which are written on yellow notes near the location of the stash. Here, it’s written on a note attached to a small shed.
The actual boat house is a red building down the road a bit. Players will need to swim into the boat house and turn on the power, enabling them to turn the valve by the shed and drain the water from the bunker.
Holland Valley Prepper Stashes Map Locations
This stash is located under the Bridge of Tears, which is just east of Rae-Rae’s Pumpkin Farm (where Boomer is first found) down a cliff. Obtaining the loot requires the player to swing from one grapple point to another until they reach the stockpile.
As such, the Grapple perk is required before this stash is obtainable.
There is a grain elevator located just off the road southwest of Holland Valley Station, where someone has hidden some loot. The main puzzle to solve here is navigating through the grain elevator without disturbing the beehives. The bees will continually sting the player and quickly drain their health if they disturb the busy little critters. A flamethrower will make quick work of them, though, or they can simply be carefully avoided.
4. Fire In The Hole
Fire In The Hole is located at the Wellington Residence by a waterfall south of Orville Creek. The player need only head into the shack and break the wooden board over a hole in the floor to get started. Once inside, they’ll enter the mine and go through the maze of tunnels, throwing dynamite at the barricades and taking out the angels. The stash is located at the end of these tunnels.
5. Man Cave
Man Cave involves going to Sunrise Threshing, south of Fall’s End. After using a zip line in from the top of the tallest silo then dropping into the open part of the garage, there will be a trailer covering the entrance to the bunker. Fans should shoot the lock on the door, then attach the nearby truck to the trailer and move it. They can then head into the bunker then go up the second ladder into the garage, where the loot (and a very nice truck) await.
6. Deep Dive
For this Prepper Stash, fans need to head to the Laurel Residence, down the road east of Bradbury Hay Field, clearing out the cultists who have taken it. They can then head to the shed and down into the flooded bunker. The keycard for the shed is on the desk on the right by the boarded-up door. After returning to the surface and unlocking the shed, it’s possible to drain the bunker and collect the stash.
7. Playing With Fire
At the Hope County Jail Bus located just off the road northeast of the crop circles, players will find a note indicating that there’s a stash hidden in a drainage pipe. They can head to the pipe, then follow it to the other side. There will be a dead body on the bank of the river, mauled by a bear, and there is a key near the body. Armed with it, fans can go back inside the pipe and unlock the loot.
The Armstrong Residence, located north of the crop circles, has been burned down by the cult, so players will need to clear out the cultists first and then tackle the burning building. The best way to get to the bunker is to head inside, then through a doorway and up onto the roof, following the collapsed beams until reaching the area with the bunker. From there, fans can head down and collect the stash.
9. D.I.Y. or D.O.A.
This stash requires the player to carefully navigate around homemade booby traps. At Doverspike Compound, located north from Davenport Farm, they’ll first head inside the house, going down the main hall to the right and grabbing the key from the farthest room on the left. After unlocking the shed and heading into the bunker, they must go to the very back room of the bunker and turn on the power, which will set off a series of fire traps. The sprinklers eventually come on, putting out the fires, and the stash can be safely unlocked.
Before this happens, the traps will be sprung regardless, so it’s vital to just keep moving.
10. Dumpster Diving
Dumpster Diving at Dodd’s Dumps requires some tricky maneuvering across electrified water. The dump is located to the north, between Hilgard Electric Power Station and Golden Valley Gas. First, fans will head around to the back of the building to the entrance. Once there, they can go all the way to the back area (actually the front if looking at the building from the outside) and turn on the power using the lever by the fence. The water will become electrified due to all the loose wires trailing down. The player can avoid the water by navigating on shelves, crates, and fallen beams. The loot can be found after opening the door.
If players are traveling with a companion, it’s best to tell them to stay outside.
11. Long Range Lockpick
Getting this stash requires a sniper rifle and a steady aim. At the Deep North Irrigation Reservoir, down the road southeast from Golden Valley Gas, a few cult members will be attempting to unlock the door to the stash from the other side of the river. The player must take care of them (watching out for the sniper on the rock across the way) and then zip line across. They can then take aim through the window of the reservoir building and shoot the lock on the door. Then, fans will quickly head back over and need to prepare for a fight, because the alarm on the door will draw more cultists to the area. On taking care of them too, the prize can be collected.
12. High Tension
For High Tension, the protagonist must first clear out Lincoln Lookout Tower, which is up on a cliff just south of Howard Cabin. Then, they can follow the zip lines into a silo at Strickland Farm. The stash is located inside the silo.