Red Dead Redemption 2 Camp upgrades list: How to improve your camp and get the best resources

You'll be spending plenty of time hanging out at your camp, which means it's useful to know what's on the Red Dead Redemption 2 Camp upgrades list so you can make things as nice as possible for you and your extended family. After all, you want somewhere pleasant to get some rest and relaxation in after a tough day's outlawing. As you'll soon find out, Dutch is very keen for you to drop a decent wedge of your cashflow in the camp kitty, but at least this will fund improvements to benefit all of the residents, such as keeping chickens that increase the benefit received from eating the cook pot stew. Upgrading the stations around the camp will also offer up further crafting options, plus an increased supply of ammo and provisions.

To begin making these upgrades in Red Dead Redemption 2, you just need to start investing some of your dollars via the camp ledger, then use this book to choose what you want to buy. You can also make cosmetic upgrades to your facilities by providing Pearson with the right animal parts, and our guide for how to get Red Dead Redemption 2 perfect pelts could really help out there. Here is the complete list of Red Dead Redemption 2 camp upgrades available, including how to unlock them and the reward you earn once obtained.

Medicine Wagon upgrades (via Ledger)

  • Sharpen The Senses ($30)
    Snake oil and potent bitters added to Strauss' Wagon

  • Something With Kick ($50)
    Tonics and premium liquor added to Strauss' Wagon

  • The Good Stuff ($75)
    More effective tonics and healing items added to Strauss' Wagon

Provisions Wagon upgrades (via Ledger)

  • Less Bland ($30)
    Fresh fruit and basic canned goods added to Pearson's Wagon

  • Some Real Variety ($45)
    Chewing tobacco and premium canned goods added to Pearson's Wagon

  • Treat Ourselves! ($55)
    Cocaine chewing gum and assorted sweets added to Pearson's Wagon

Ammunition and Arms Wagon upgrades (via Ledger)

  • Improve Our Offense ($60)
    Repeater ammo and arrows added to Arthur’s Wagon

  • Some Real Firepower ($90)
    Throwing knives, shotgun ammo, and rifle ammo added to Arthur’s Wagon

  • Let’s Have Some Fun ($110)
    Fire bottles and high velocity repeater ammo added to Arthur’s Wagon

Lodging Camp upgrades (via Ledger)

  • First Things First ($220)
    Upgrades Dutch’s lodging. Encourages others to donate to the tithing box

  • Next In Line ($325)
    Upgrades Arthur’s lodging. Unlocks grooming supplies and a map for fast travel

  • For Everyone! ($300)
    Upgrades everybody else’s lodging. Improves camp morale

General Camp upgrades (via Ledger)

  • Horse Station ($300)
    Adds extra hitching posts, and the ability to retrieve horses from the stables, or recall your main horse to camp

  • Chicken Coop ($175)
    Adds a chicken coop, and improves the healing and dead eye boost from consuming camp stew

  • Leather Working Tools ($225)
    Unlocks more crafting options via Pearson

  • Camp Boat (Reach Chapter 3, $450)
    Adds a boat to camp for transport and fishing

Cosmetic camp upgrades (via Pearson)

  • Alligator Skull (Perfect Alligator Skin)
    Alligator skull decoration for Arthur’s lodging

  • Big Horn Ram Skull (Perfect Ram Carcass)
    Big Horn Ram skull decoration for Arthur’s lodging

  • Cougar Pelt Covered Chest (Purchase Leather Working Tools, two Perfect Cougar Pelts)
    Cougar pelt chest cover for Arthur’s lodging

  • Boar Skin Table Cover (Purchase Leather Working Tools, Perfect Boar Pelt)
    Boar skin table cover for Arthur’s lodging

  • Ox Hide Rug (Two Perfect Ox Hides)
    Ox hide rug for Arthur’s lodging

  • Boar Skin Rug (Four Perfect Boar Pelts)
    Boar skin rug for John’s lodging

  • Pronghorn Leather Table Tops (Purchase Leather Working Tools, two Perfect Pronghorn Hides)
    Pronghorn leather table tops for camp tables

  • Pronghorn Skull (Perfect Pronghorn Carcass)
    Pronghorn skull for the chuckwagon

  • Moose Antlers (Moose Antler)
    Moose antlers for main campfire

  • Wolf Skull (Perfect Wolf Carcass)
    Wolf skull for main campfire

  • Snake Skin Banjo Head (Purchase Leather Working Tools, two Perfect Snake Skins)
    Snake skin banjo head for banjo at main campfire

  • Campfire Seat Cover (Perfect Beaver Pelt, Perfect Muskrat Pelt, Perfect Fox Pelt)
    Seat cover for main campfire

  • Campfire Log Seat Cover (Two Perfect Wolf Pelts)
    Cover for log seat at main campfire

  • Lean-to Cow Hide Ground Cover (Perfect Cow Hide)
    Cow hide ground cover for main campfire

  • Scout Fire Ground Cover (Two Perfect Goat Hides)
    Ground cover for scout campfire

  • Elk Antlers (Elk Antler)
    Elk antlers for scout campfire

  • Hanging Bones (Buck Antlers)
    Hanging bones for scout campfire

Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats | Make money fast in Red Dead Redemption 2 | Best Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons | Red Dead Redemption 2 best horse | Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals | Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Fish | Red Dead Redemption 2 treasure maps | Red Dead Redemption 2 100% completion | Red Dead Online guide

Looking for more help? Then check out our essential Red Dead Redemption 2 tips in the video below:

Luke Kemp

Luke contributes regularly to PLAY magazine and has also written for PC Gamer, SFX, The Guardian, and Eurogamer. His crowning achievement? Writing many, many words for the last 18 issues of GamesMaster, something he’ll eagerly tell anybody who’ll listen (and anybody who won’t). While happy to try his hand at anything, he’s particularly fond of FPS games, strong narratives, and anything with a good sense of humour. He is also in a competition with his eldest child to see who can be the most enthusiastic fan of the Life Is Strange series.