|Stash at the tower|
In-game PDA map location
|Coordinates given by||
|“|| I told my partner I'd lost my backpack along the way, and the sucker ate it. Actually, I hid it on top of the water tower. It's still there waiting for me.|
- ''PDA message''
The stash coordinates are gained from looting a corpse. The location of the stash is on the ledge of the water tower behind the factory where you accessed Lab X-18 in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.
Go up to the top floor and out the door facing east where the tower is located. There's a break in the rail and if you carefully step off the roof down to the ledge of the tower, you might not get injured. But if you start bleeding, wait to use a Bandage until you're on the ground. The backpack is around on the other side. Again, step off carefully to the grown and use a Bandage if you need to. To exit the yard, walk around to the south and then west. There's a ramp to get over the wall.
- When you first enter the Dark Valley, the factory is empty. While you're running errands for Freedom a group of Mercenaries take it over and you have to help Freedom take the location before you can get your stash.