Yes majority of stashes are empty,but not all.
And sometimes surprise by good stuff.
Example in DarkValley ,find 300 ammo sp5 where GsC pictures guys on ground.
So I look everywhere ...we don't know!
No sleep in this mod and no need milk,cheese...for the moment.
Just have some bread in reserve for quest.
I said it easy at start to make a lot of money ,but it's very important further, to have a good weapon for mutants and the price is very very high.
So need to make money...All loot and Hog in Garbage is one of the best trader once you help him.
With Owl who can improve weapon,once sale you can have many RU .
After escort Vano,you speak with the guy next him and you send a red message talk to Van.
Van is a Guy who spawn sit down in the farm,in a dark corner.
And sometimes ,when Stalker are in alert, he move around the base.