Camp upgrades come in many forms in Red Dead Redemption 2, granting you a steady supply of new tonics, food and ammunition for you to collect from your camp, through to cosmetic upgrades.

Here's the full list of camp upgrades and how to get them, as well as how to get those all-important Leather Working Tools to start getting the best items.

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How to upgrade your camp and get Leather Working Tools in Red Dead Redemption 2

Camp upgrades come in two forms:

Once you've unlocked the ledger, it'll appear next to the camp donation box. Purchasing upgrades from the ledger will come out of camp funds first, and then from your own pocket.

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Unlocking the ledger is also where you get the Leather Working Tools. Head towards the back of the book, and there it is, for $225.

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Any upgrades you buy for the camp appear instantly - no need to wait around. The provisions they supply will be dotted around that location - for example, food to the left of where you check in with Pearson, or ammo round the back of Arthur's tent.

Remember, you need to stock up these provisions through the ledger if you use them up, and each upgrade will mean this restock will cost more.

Ledger camp upgrades list in Red Dead Redemption 2

Here are the ledger upgrades and what they do:

Medicine (Strauss's Wagon)

  • Basics (basic liquor, health cures and bitters) - Already unlocked
  • Sharpen the senses (snake oil and potent bitters) - $30
  • Something with kick (increase total supplies, tonics to refill all stats and premium liquor) - $50
  • The good stuff (increases total supplies, adds more effective healing items and tonics) - $75

Provisions (Pearson's Wagon)

  • Essentials (the basics - bread and biscuits) - Already unlocked
  • Less bland (increases total provisions, adds fresh fruit and basic canned goods ($30)
  • Some real variety (increases total provisions, adds chewing tobacco and premium canned goods) - $45
  • Treat ourselves! (increases total provisions, cocaine chewing gum and assorted sweets) - $55

Ammunition and arms (Arthur's Wagon)

  • Start simple (revolver and pistol ammo) - Already unlocked
  • Improve our offence (increases armoury supplies, adds repeater ammo and arrows) - $60
  • Some real firepower (increases armoury supplies, adds throwing knifes, shotgun and rifle ammo) - $90
  • Let's have some fun (increases armory supplies, fire bottles and high velocity repeater ammo) - $110

Lodging

  • Bare-bone shelter (basic canvas, old fur for warmth) - Already unlocked
  • First things first (upgrade Dutch's lodging, encourages others to donate) - $220
  • Next in line (upgrade Arthur's lodging. Unlocks the fast travel map, unlocks grooming supplies) - $325
  • For everyone! (upgrade all remaining lodgings. Improves overall mood of the camp) - $300

Other camp upgrades

  • Camp Horse Station (Place to retrieve horses from the stables, or recall your main horse to camp) - $300
  • Chicken Coop (Add nutrition to all camp stews. Dead Eye boost when consuming stew) - $175
  • Leather Working Tools (Gain access to extra crafting options for satchel upgrades and more with Pearson) - $225
  • Camp Boat (in Chapter 3 - easy transport and access to fishing holes) - $360)

In need or more pointers like this? In terms of collectibles, we have solutions for Dinosaur Bone locations, Dreamcatcher locations, Rock Carving locations and World Champion Cigarette Cards locations. Looking for maps? We have Killer Clue Piece locations, High Stakes Treasure Map locations, Jack Hall Gang Treasure Map locations, and the Poisonous Trail Treasure Map locations too. For more in-depth system explains, we detail how to get perfect pelts, hides and skins as well as all Legendary Animal locations and Legendary Fish locations, or all Gunslinger locations, too. If it's upgrase you're after, there's Perks, Talismans and Trinkets, pointers for how to get Gold Bars fast, the best horse and horses explained, the best Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons, satchel upgrades and camp upgrades. Finally, here's a list of Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes and an idea of the Red Dead Online beta date. Not long now!


Cosmetic camp upgrades list in Red Dead Redemption 2

All the following upgrades are from Pearson, the camp cook. Don't forget he can provide satchel upgrades, too.

Arthur's Lodging Upgrade recipes and requirements

All the following are cosmetic upgrades:

Lodging UpgradeNoneRequirementsRecipe
Alligator Skull
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None1 x Perfect Alligator Skin.
Big Horn Ram Skull
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None1 x Perfect Ram Carcass.
Cougar Pelt Covered Chest
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Purchase leather working tools.2x Perfect Cougar Pelts
Boar Skin Table Cover
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Purchase leather working tools.1x Perfect Boar Pelt
Ox Hide Rug
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None2 x Perfect Ox Hide.

John's Lodging Upgrade recipes and requirements

There is just a single, cosmetic upgrade:

Lodging UpgradeNoneRequirementsRecipe
Boar Skin Rug
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None4 x Perfect Boar Pelt

Camp Table Upgrade recipes and requirements

There is just a single, cosmetic upgrade:

Table UpgradeNoneRequirementsRecipe
Pronghorn Leather Table Tops
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Purchase leather working tools.2x Perfect Pronghorn Hide

Chuckwagon Upgrade recipes and requirements

There is just a single, cosmetic upgrade:

Wagon UpgradesNoneRequirementsRecipe
Pronghorn Skull
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None1 x Perfect Pronghorn Carcass

Main Campfire Upgrade recipes and requirements

All the following are cosmetic upgrades:

Main Campfire UpgradesNoneRequirementsRecipe
Moose Antlers
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None1 x Moose Antler
Wolf Skull
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None1 x Perfect Wolf Carcass
Snake Skin Banjo Head
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Purchase leather working tools.2x Perfect Snake Skin
Campfire Seat Cover
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None1 x Perfect Beaver Pelt
1 x Perfect Muskrat Pelt
1 x Perfect Fox Pelt
Capfire Log Seat Cover
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None2 x Perfect Wolf Pelt
Lean-to Cow Hide Ground Cover
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None1 x Perfect Cow Hide

In need or more pointers like this? In terms of collectibles, we have solutions for Dinosaur Bone locations, Dreamcatcher locations, Rock Carving locations and World Champion Cigarette Cards locations. Looking for maps? We have Killer Clue Piece locations, High Stakes Treasure Map locations, Jack Hall Gang Treasure Map locations, and the Poisonous Trail Treasure Map locations too. For more in-depth system explains, we detail how to get perfect pelts, hides and skins as well as all Legendary Animal locations and Legendary Fish locations, or all Gunslinger locations, too. If it's upgrase you're after, there's Perks, Talismans and Trinkets, pointers for how to get Gold Bars fast, the best horse and horses explained, the best Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons, satchel upgrades and camp upgrades. Finally, here's a list of Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes and an idea of the Red Dead Online beta date. Not long now!


Scout Campfire Upgrade recipes and requirements

All the following are cosmetic upgrades:

Scout Campfire UpgradeNoneRequirementsRecipe
Scout Fire Ground Cover
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None2 x Perfect Goat Hide
Elk Antlers
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None1 x Elk Antler
Hanging Bones
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None1 x Buck Antlers

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