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Red Dead Redemption 2 Crafting Recipes Guide – Pamphlets Locations, Ingredients

Red Dead Redemption 2 crafting recipes can be used once you have found recipe pamphlets. Using new recipes learned, you can craft items after mixing the required ingredients.

Crafting is an integral part of the Red Dead Redemption 2 as you will come across various scenarios where you have to craft items. However, you are required to collect recipe pamphlets scattered throughout the game in order to craft.

That is where our Red Dead Redemption 2 crafting recipes guide comes in to help you with all of the recipe locations, crafting methods and required ingredients.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Crafting

There are two RDR2 crafting methods namely crafting tools and campfires. However, both methods are required for different type of items. Furthermore, crafting requires recipe pamphlets which can be found in the recipe pamphlet locations column in our table.

In our RDR2 Crafting Recipes guide, we will discuss all of the aspects of Crafting in the game including the tools, ingredients, pamphlet locations and more.

Crafting Tools
Crafting tools crafting method allows you to craft items on the go. Players can craft hunting items, improved ammunition, and throwable objects.

Campfires
RDR2 crafting campfires can be set anywhere in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 with the exception of towns. Campfires allow players to craft tonics, horse care items, and food.

Crafting Recipes For Crafting Tools

Each item requires certain ingredients to be crafted which are Animal Parts, Fish Meat, Ammunition, and Provisions. These can be acquired by hunting, fishing and scavaging.

However, crafting tools recipes are different from that of Campfires, which is obvious since both method craft different items. Below is the table for all of RDR2 crafting recipes for this method along with their Pamphlets Locations and the ingredients required to craft.

Item Recipe Pamphlet Location Ingredients
Predator bait X X Stringy Meat x1, Blackberry, Evergreen Huckleberry, Raspberry or Wintergreen Berry x1
Potent Herbivore Bait Potent Herbivore Bait Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Vanilla Flower x1, Violet Snowdrop x1, Bay Bolete, Chanterelle, Parasol Mushroom or Ram’s Head x1
Potent Predator Bait Potent Predator Bait Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Gritty fish Meat x1, Blackberry, Evergreen Huckleberry, Evergreen Huckleberry
Dynamite Arrow Dynamite Arrow Pamphlet Located in a chest at the base of a small wooden bridge to the south end of the Wapiti Indian Reservation.

Can be purchased from Fences after you have completed “A Short Walk in a Pretty Town”

Arrow x1, Dynamite x1, Flight Feather x1
Fire Arrow Fire Arrow Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Arrow x1, Animal Fat x1, Flight Feather x1
Improved Arrow Improved Arrow Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Arrow x1, Flight Feather x1
Poison Arrow Poison Arrow Pamphlet Found in a chest located outside the Mysterious Hill Home to the NE of Bacchus Station.

Also sold by Fences after Chapter 2

Arrow x1, Oleander Sage x1 ,Flight Feather x1
Small Game Arrow Small Game Arrow Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Arrow x1, Regular Shotgun Shells x1, Flight Feather x1
Volatile Dynamite Volatile Dynamite Pamphlet Located at Hani’s Brothel in a chest under a broken wagon N of the Pond.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “American Distillation”.

Dynamite x1, Animal Fat x1, Any High-Velocity Cartridge x1
Fire Bottle Fire Bottle Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Gin, Guarma Rum, Kentucky Bourbon or Fine Brandy x1, Animal x1
Volatile Fire Bottle Volatile Fire Bottle Pamphlet Located inside a chest in the abandoned campsite in the burned forest NW of Horseshoe Overlook.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “Pouring Forth Oil”

Moonshine x1, Animal Fat x1
Homing Tomahawk Homing Tomahawk Pamphlet Located inside a chest in the Flattened Cabin South of the Moonstone Pond.

Also sold by Fences after Chapter 2.

Tomahawk x1, Owl Feather x1
Improved Throwing Knife Improved Throwing Knife Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Throwing Knife x1, Eagle Feather or Hawk Feather x2
Improved Tomahawk Improved Tomahawk Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Tomahawk x1, Eagle Feather or Hawk Feather x1
Poison Throwing Knife Poison Throwing Knife Pamphlet Located under the floorboard of a shack to the NE of Saint-Denis.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “Pouring Forth Oil”

Throwing Knife x1, Oleander Sage x1
Split Point Cartridge Split Point Cartridge Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Hunting Knife, Any Regular Cartridge except for shotgun x1
Explosive Cartridge Express Explosive Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Any Express Cartridge  except for shotgun x1, Animal Fat x1
Incendiary Buckshot Incendiary Buckshot Pamphlet Located under the floorboard of dilapidated Cabin at Copperhead Landing.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “Pouring Forth Oil”

Regular Shotgun Shell x1, Moonshine x1
Explosive Slug Explosive Slug Pamphlet Located inside the chest outside the burned down house of an alchemist near the Train tracks between Gaptooth Ridge and Cholla Springs.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “A Short Walk in a Pretty Town”

Slug Shotgun Shells x1, Animal Fat x1

Crafting Recipes For Campfires

By this point, you would have realized that both Campfires and Crafting tools craft different type of items in RDR2. At campfires, players can craft medicine, potions, horse medicine and more.

Since these items are different from the ones crafted by Crafting Tools, the ingredients required to craft them are also different. Following are the RDR2 crafting recipes for campfire crafting method with items, their recipe pamphlet locations, and required ingredients.

Item Recipe Pamphlet Location Ingredients
Potent Horse Medicine X  X Ginseng x1, Common Bulrush x1
Special Horse Medicine Special Horse Medicine Pamphlet Located inside the chest to the SE corner of Fort Brennand.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “Pouring Forth Oil”

Ginseng x2, Common Bulrush x2, Wild Carrot x2
Special Horse Reviver Special Horse Reviver Pamphlet Located inside a tree stump East of Mattock Pond.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “American Distillation”

Ginseng x2, Wild Carrot x2, Parasol Mushroom x2
Potent Horse Stimulant X X Sage x1, Common Bulrush x1
Special Horse Stimulant Special Horse Stimulant Pamphlet Found in the chest under the desk in the South most building of the burned down settlement to the SE of the Horseshoe Overlook.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “Pouring Forth Oil”

Sage x2, Common Bulrush x2, Wild Carrot x2
Horse ointment Horse Ointment Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Sage x1, Common Bulrush x1, yarrow x1
Horse Meal Horse Meal Pamphlet This recipe is a reward for completing Kieran’s item request.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “Pouring Forth Oil”

Currant x3, Beets x3, Hay x3
Potent Health Cure X X Ginseng x1, Yarrow x1
Special Health Care Special Health Care Pamphlet Located inside a chest at the Face in the Cliff’s scaffolding North of Moonstone Pond.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “American distillation”

Ginseng x2, Yarrow x2, English Mace of Milkweed x2
Potent Bitters X X Sage x1, Burdock Root x1
Special Bitters Special Bitters Pamphlet Located inside the crates scattered on the ground to the South of Owanjila Dam.

Also sold by Fences after Chapter 2.

Sage x2, Burdock Root x2, Violet Snowdrop or Wild Feverfew x2
Potent Snake Oil X X Indian Tobacco x1
Special Snake Oil Special Snake Oil Pamphlet Hidden under the floorboard in the small shack nest to the train tracks to the East of Eris Field.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “American distillation”

Indian Tobacco x2, Currant or Prairie Poppy x2
Potent Miracle Tonic X X Indian Tobacco x4, Ginseng x4, Sage x4
Special Miracle Tonic Special Tonic Pamphlet Located inside the chest by the bloodstained tent on the Rocky Plateau to the NE of Mount Shann.

Also sold by Fences after you complete “A Short Walk in a Pretty Town”

Currant x6, Yarrow x6, Burdock Root x4
Cover Scent Lotion Cover Scent Pamphlet Will be given at the beginning of Chapter 2 Scent Gland x1

That is all for our Red Dead Redemption 2 Crafting Recipes guide with tips on how to craft, recipe locations, and their ingredients.