Preserving Salt

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This article is about Preserving Salt, not to be confused with  Raw Salt or  Salt (Primitive Plus)

Preserving Salt
Preserving Salt.png

Created by grinding salt with sulfur in a Mortar and Pestle. Preserves food.

Stack size
Spoils in
Added in
Found in Supply Crate
White, Green
Spawn Command
cheat gfi PreservingSalt 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_PreservingSalt.PrimalItemResource_PreservingSalt'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
3 EP
Crafting XP
0.24 XP
Crafting time
Crafting yields
2 / 12 pieces
1 × Sulfur
Ingredients (Chemistry Bench)
4 × Sulfur

Preserving Salt is an item introduced in Scorched Earth and also available on Ragnarok, Valguero, Crystal Isles, Genesis: Part 2, Lost Island and Fjordur.


When placed into any inventory or container, Preserving Salt will double the spoil timers of all perishables in that container (player and tame inventories included). For example,  Raw Meat spoils after 10 minutes in the player inventory, but when putting Preserving Salt into the inventory, it will extend the spoil timer to 20 minutes. Preserving Salt can even be used in combination with  Preserving Bins or  Fenrir, for maximum spoilage time. The preserving effect only works per one stack of six preserving salt at a time. Having multiple stacks within an inventory will not increase the effect for a longer duration. This means that the maximum amount of time the spoilage is doubled is 2 hours.

When placed into a  Vessel, the spoil time is multiplied by 50000, reaching up to over 694.44 days for later use.

Common useful scenarios:

  • Taming carnivores, to increase the spoil time of single stack items such as  Raw Prime Meat or  Raw Mutton.
  • Help with transport of raw meat for cooking, again, especially for single stack items.
  • Avoid spoiling food while hand feeding babies or on a  Maewing when you have a large number of growing tames that require vast amounts of food.
  • Reduce pressure of harvesting fresh baby raising supplies for consumption while they are growing and need further feeds such as for the  Nameless Venom for  Rock Drakes and  Wyvern Milk for  Wyverns.
  • Decrease losses when using a  Cooking Pot (as it is slow and tedious) or  Industrial Cooker (as you'll probably want to prepare large batches).

Unpreservable items

The following items are unaffected by Preserving Salt:


  • Does not work for Non-Legacy Servers.
  • It can not be used in a  Feeding Trough or  Tek Trough, as it will not accept Preserving Salt into its inventory, however the Maewing will accept it.
  • It cannot be put inside  Refrigerator, but as  Fenrir counts as a mobile ice box for perishable, placing inside it provides double the refrigerator preservation timer for perishables.