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The pig died with hönör, then gave tö me this pack.


The Piggyback is a type of Backpack which requires 4 Pig Skins, 6 Silk, and 2 Ropes to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype. It is a larger Backpack which has 12 Inventory slots but reduces walking speed by 10% (20% Don't Starve icon.png) while equipped. It has 4 more slots than a Backpack, but 2 less than the Krampus Sack. It cannot be placed in the inventory or in Chests. Unlike the regular backpack, it is fireproof.

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In all DLCs, the Piggyback and its contents are waterproof and will not cause sanity drain while equipped. The speed penalty is also reduced from -20% to -10%.


  • This is a good replacement for the backpack until you get the Krampus Sack.
  • Using a Walking Cane, roads and other means of speed increase can mitigate or negate the speed penalty.
  • In the Hamlet DLC, the speed penalty can be mitigated with the Stalking Stick.
  • The Piggyback does not give the player any rain resistance, and using it in conjunction with an Umbrella will not protect the rest of the player's items from wetness.
  • In Don't Starve Together, Wolfgang, when in Mighty form, ignores the item's speed penalty, making Piggyback a direct upgrade from the Backpack to him.
  • In Don't Starve Together, Woodie also doesn't suffer from the Piggyback's speed penalty, but only when he is transformed in one of his Wereforms. This makes the Piggyback useful to equip for extra storage when going out to gather lots of items using the Wereforms such as logs and loot from Lunar Island.

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  • The Piggyback was added in the Doorway to Adventure update.
  • The Piggyback's name is a pun, on both the fact it is a backpack made from a pig's skin and on the action of giving a piggyback.

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