Epic iPro Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:21pm
Need steady supply of salt piles
Hello. I am wondering if anyone has any tips or ideas as to how I can get a steady supply of salt piles for cooking. Merchants usually only carry 1 or 2 and dungeons are a hit or miss kind of thing (except once I did get 50 from one mission). Is there a way to mine salt or some merchant location where I can get like 20 or so in one sitting?

Thanks!
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Mumbles Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:26pm 
Yeah its right stupid innit? There may be merchant mods that do it but not in vanilla though. This is how I deal with it!

Anyway - you can either cheat when you need it to cook - with the console

player.additem 34cdf <pick a number>

But no using that for slow poisons see =P

OR

Realistic Needs has recipes for boiling seawater and making salt etc. Maybe other needs mods do too but I wouldn't know since I've never felt the need to stop using RND.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/26228/?

You could also find the mod that removed salt from cooking recipes - same result! No idea what its called though.
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bobczes Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:26pm 
It cannot be harvested in Skyrim.

350 guaranteed samples can be found in 162 different locations.

Nearly all innkeepers and apothecary merchants are guaranteed to sell 1-6 salt piles.

http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Salt_Pile
Smile n Fire Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:33pm 
check food barrels especially around riften
Epic iPro Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:34pm 
Originally posted by Smile n Fire:
check food barrels especially around riften
Yeah, I did notice a bunch in there...
Mumbles Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:34pm 
Originally posted by Smile n Fire:
check food barrels especially around riften

Yeah - sure - you could just do that too ...
Epic iPro Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:34pm 
Originally posted by Mumbles:
Yeah its right stupid innit? There may be merchant mods that do it but not in vanilla though. This is how I deal with it!

Anyway - you can either cheat when you need it to cook - with the console

player.additem 34cdf <pick a number>

But no using that for slow poisons see =P

OR

Realistic Needs has recipes for boiling seawater and making salt etc. Maybe other needs mods do too but I wouldn't know since I've never felt the need to stop using RND.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/26228/?

You could also find the mod that removed salt from cooking recipes - same result! No idea what its called though.

Thank you for your suggestions. The console is accessed via the ` key right?
Mumbles Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:35pm 
Yup
Epic iPro Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:37pm 
Originally posted by Mumbles:
Yup
Thanks a lot! I will check out the mods, but most likely I will probably just sneak in 10 or 20 salt when my cooked food supply is low. I'll justify the cheating as "rebalancing the game." Might donate the equivalent gold (5 per pile) to one of my kids or something so it looks like I bought it. ;)
Mumbles Jun 15, 2014 @ 6:39pm 
Your game you do what you like ;-)

Personally I got fed up freezing my a$$ off on the north coast filling up empty mead bottles with seawater. Thus, as far as I'm concerned when I use the code its leftover from that night of frostbitten inebriation.

Grathagis Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:15am 
There is a mod "Salt PIle Crafting" on Steam. It creates salt from horker meat and mudcrab chitin.
BloodFireIce Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:48am 
Weird. I usually find insane amounts of salt, 12 pinches in mostly every barrel that doesnt have vedgetables.
Come to think of it, it may have been a side effect of a house mod....lol.
So...get a house? :p
mpd1958 Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:51am 
There are ore veins and mines all over Skyrim. Maybe a modder would take on the challenge of creating a salt mine or salt veins. If I was any good at modding I would try myself.
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Grathagis Jun 16, 2014 @ 5:10am 
Originally posted by mpd1958:
There are ore veins and mines all over Skyrim. Maybe a modder would take on the challenge of creating a salt mine or salt veins. If I was any good at modding I would try myself.

I have tried that but it requires scripting nad I am still a beginner at that.
Zefram Cochrane Jun 16, 2014 @ 4:29pm 
Salt Mine, now theres an idea for a mod...
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