If you’re running low on emergency supplies in The Long Dark‘s story mode, Wintermute, there is a Lock Box full of them in the Farmhouse near Milton. Towards the end of the first episode, Grey Mother will task you with fetching some items for her from the nearby Farmhouse. While you’re there, you should make sure to get the supplies from the Lock Box. Unfortunately it’s locked, but the key isn’t far away.
Where to Find the Lock Box Key
The key is located on a dead body inside of a barn just outside the Farmhouse. The problem is, it’s being guarded by a wolf. This wolf is a scripted part of the story, so it will always be there. With your distress pistol at the ready, approach the barn so that you can see the wolf clearly when he charges you. Scare him off and you’ll be free to search the dead body and find the key.
With the key in your possession, head back into the Farmhouse and unlock the Lock Box. You’ll find several medical items and other emergency supplies that will be helpful on the rest of your journey.
Don’t forget to complete Grey Mother’s task before you head back to Milton and be aware that the wolf you scared off may be back by now. If he gets the better of you, remember that Rosehip Tea is an excellent cure for sprains caused by wolf bites.