Barrel

The Barrel is a loot container which spawns in component piles, near roads, or on monuments. In it are different low-tier components, with a chance for rare ones like Metal Springs, Gears, or Semi Automatic Bodies. Red barrels contain only fuel (low grade and crude oil). The tan and blue colored barrels contain identical loot; the only appreciable differences are that their colors and HP. The tan barrel has only 35 HP and the blue barrel 50.

Barrel
  1. Loot
  2. Tips
Item Condition Category Chance
Baseball Cap Baseball Cap - Attire 1 %
Scrap×2 Scrap - Resources 100 %
Sewing Kit×3-4 Sewing Kit - Component 8 %
Metal Blade Metal Blade - Component 15 %
Semi Automatic Body Semi Automatic Body - Component 1 %
Rug Bear Skin Rug Bear Skin - Items 1 %
Rope1-2 ft Rope - Component 15 %
Salvaged Shelves Salvaged Shelves - Items 1 %
Empty Propane Tank Empty Propane Tank - Component 8 %
Metal Pipe×1-4 Metal Pipe - Component 1 %
Tarp Tarp - Component 8 %
Binoculars Binoculars - Tool 1 %
Shorts Shorts - Attire 1 %
Tank Top Tank Top - Attire 1 %
Bandana Mask Bandana Mask - Attire 1 %
Water Bucket Water Bucket 100 % Tool 1 %
Spinning wheel Spinning wheel - Items 1 %
Tuna Can Lamp Tuna Can Lamp 100 % Items 1 %
Wood Shutters Wood Shutters 100 % Construction 1 %
Mail Box Mail Box - Items 1 %
Road Signs×2-3 Road Signs - Component 1 %
Large Wooden Sign Large Wooden Sign - Items 1 %
Table Table - Items 1 %
Boonie Hat Boonie Hat - Attire 1 %
Wooden Barricade Cover Wooden Barricade Cover - Construction 1 %
Sheet Metal Sheet Metal - Component 1 %
Metal Spring Metal Spring - Component 1 %
Gears×2 Gears - Component 1 %
Paddle Paddle 100 % Weapon 1 %
Water Barrel Water Barrel 100 % Items 1 %
Huge Wooden Sign Huge Wooden Sign - Items 1 %
Wooden Floor Spikes Wooden Floor Spikes - Traps 1 %
Stone Barricade Stone Barricade - Construction 1 %
Stone Fireplace Stone Fireplace 100 % Items 1 %
Acoustic Guitar Acoustic Guitar - Fun 1 %
Leather Gloves Leather Gloves - Attire 1 %
Rug Rug - Items 1 %
Improvised Balaclava Improvised Balaclava - Attire 1 %
Wooden Barricade Wooden Barricade - Construction 1 %
Electric Fuse Electric Fuse 100 % Component 1 %
Igniter Igniter 100 % Electrical 1 %
Large Planter Box Large Planter Box - Items 1 %
Beenie Hat Beenie Hat - Attire 1 %
6

ArthianRevenant 69 pts. 5 years ago

The best melee weapon for farming barrels is the Salvaged Cleaver
4

SwiftVines 52 pts. 5 years ago

On roadside trash piles, the Blue [entity=2394597732] has 50 health, whilst the Tan [entity=2394597732] has only 35 health.
In monuments, however, it seems as though that it is switched. Tan [entity=2394597732]s have 50 health while the Blue [entity=2394597732]s have 35.
4

MisterDanny8 [CFC] 100 pts. 4 years ago

The blue and tan barrels give scrap and components. And the red barrels give low grade fuel and crude oil.
3

Hazmad 104 pts. 2 years ago

The *NEW* best meta tool for farming barrels are paddles. Slightly faster than the cleaver, only takes two hits. They're very cheap to craft, have a long reach, good durability, and can easily knock down road signs without taking much damage.
1

Ayco 17 pts. 2 years ago

Crafting a machete is a very efficient tool to destroy barrels fast. - You can craft it as soon as you recycled 1 metal containing component + 100 wood (Requires no workbench to craft) - It swings fast and destroys barrels in 2 hits
1

Tyrone 1,202 pts. year ago*

Lots of these can be found at the backside of Giant Excavator. I looted 100 of these here is the average values.
  • 19.83 cloth
  • 13.43 metal fragments
  • 12.1 wood
  • 3.62 scrap
  • 2.5 stones
  • 0.3 leather
  • 0.16 HQM
  • 0.05 lowgrade
  • 0.03 animal fat
I normally don't bother hitting barrels.
1

Hazmad 104 pts. month ago

Best melee weapons for farming barrels and roads as of 2023:
Mace - 1 hit for all barrels, swings a little slower.
Cleaver - 1 hit for yellow barrels, 2 hits for blue.
Paddle - Best for whacking road signs.
I also highly recommend investing in a vehicle very early game. You can loot low quality parts and bring a vehicle with storage to junkyard car lift and apply a codelock. From there, you can regularly deposit road loot into your vehicle to have it code lock protected while getting around much easier. Massive for just starting a wipe. Cars can also be used to knock down road signs easier saving on some tool durability. If you're lucky and get a camper module vehicle, you can respawn inside on death.