Hijacking this thread......given the order of steps in the settlement phase your survivors will still be equipped with gear they went on the prior hunt with. So, if I do something like forage for scrap, and get a result that says spend 1 survival or die........can I make use of say my full rawhide kit I still have equipped (until step 8) to "spend" the survival point and then roll to see if I retain it?
I'm at work so I don't have the rawhide armor set bonus card in front of me. Not sure if its effect for retaining survival is only during the showdown or is at any time. This would be a nice way to save survival whilst taking advantage of the various charts on some settlement locations.
I believe the Rawhide set specifically refers to "Survival Actions" and thus would be limited to Encourage, Dash, Surge and Dodge.