I think I got as far as just getting to the Red Forest with the 1.5.10
Patch from when I started this post. As that Game was on another
Computer that I had problem with the hard drive, I doubt I'll finish it.
---QUOTATION--- The stash boxes in various smart terrains gets new items whenever ... you load a game/move a level forcing the box to spawn more items for each squad present there. ---END QUOTATION---
This has been fixed for the next version of the SRP, by the way. There is indication in the scripts that GSC was aware of this problem and tried to get around it, but alas, their work-around failed and so the glitch remained in the final product. The consequences are especially noticeable at the concentration camp in the Garbage, where the stash box can fill up very quickly if the player avoids confrontation with the bandits stationed there.