So I'm going to start a Hardcore mode playthrough soon, but I want it to be a hard experience that requires you to scavenge, and avoid combat if necessary. I also want night time to feel threatening so that it's better to wait it out until daytime if you're not prepared.
So far these are the mods I'm thinking of using
JSawyer Mod http://twofoldsilence.diogenes-lamp.info/2012/05/jsawyeresp-v4.html
Solar's Bottled Water http://newvegas.nexusmods.com/mods/34800/
No Fast Travel (seems redundant but I can never avoid the temptation of using it if it's available, lol) http://newvegas.nexusmods.com/mods/35171
Active Wasteland http://newvegas.nexusmods.com/mods/37804