Supplies for the Followers - Charity
The first part of supplying the Followers is pretty simple. You need to give them some of your own medical supplies to help shore up their reserves and let them crack the formulas.
This is actually pretty simple. They’ll accept Fixer (which is fairly worthless, unless you use chems a lot), Med-X (also a specialty medicine) and Rad-Away. You’ll probably want to keep the Rad-Away, but Med-X and Fixer shouldn’t be hard to find. You just need a combination of around ten doses. It doesn’t seem to matter what you give. They’re just as happy with Med-X as they are with Fixer. Unless you use Med-X, you probably already have enough just from looting first aid kits. If not, you should be able to buy some from the doctor in Novac and buy some Fixer from Dixon to cover the gap. There’s not a huge rush to complete this part, so just start setting Med-X aside as you find it.
You’ll know that you’ve given the Followers enough when she offers you a discount on magazines and tells you that while she appreciates future donations they aren’t needed as badly.
Supplies for the Followers - Long Term
If you want to actually set up a long term solution for the Followers, you’ll need to cut a deal with the Garretts. There’s an option to secure additional supplies from Mick & Ralph, but the Garretts are the main issue.
Go to the Atomic Wrangler and talk to James Garrett. You shouldn’t need any Speech checks to convince him to talk to cut a deal with the Followers. As he’ll mention, he doesn’t have any interest in Freeside being overrun with junkies. He does want something in return though.
Go to Julie Farkas at the Old Mormon Fort and explain the deal to her. Again, you should be able to get her to agree to the deal without a Speech check. She won’t like it, but she’ll agree to help the Garretts maintain their stills in return for medical supplies.
You still have to walk back to the Atomic Wrangler and confirm the new deal with James Garrett. He’ll start up the first production batch and secure the Followers' medical supplies for the near future.
Supplies for the Followers - Wrapup
Once you supply the followers with your own charity and with the mass production of the Atomic Wrangler’s stills, you should just about be ready to be accepted as a fellow member of the Followers of the Apocalypse. You may need to also complete “High Times” to get your reputation high enough.
If you talk to Julie again she should offer you membership with the Followers and grant you a very nice lab coat and access to the Followers of the Apocalypse safehouse. There should be some very good equipment inside the safehouse, along with a visiting doctor that can give you free medical supplies each day.
If she doesn’t offer it and you have the required reputation, just wait a few days and try again.
This post is part of the series: Fallout: New Vegas Walkthrough - Freeside Quests
Freeside in Fallout: New Vegas has a number of interesting side quests to do. You’ll need to handle the King’s struggle, help the Followers of Apocalypse stabilize the area, recruit some new escorts for the Atomic Wrangler and collect some overdue bar tabs for the Garretts.