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Red Dead Redemption 2 Leatherworking Tools and Satchels Upgrade Guide

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools can be obtained as a camp upgrade after the player completes the first round of debt collection quests for Leopold Strauss. The leatherworking tools are an upgrade to Pearson’s stock, as they allow him to craft new items such as satchels. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the RDR2 Leatherworking Tools, including how to get the leatherworking tools, what satchels Pearson can craft, and how to craft satchels in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Get Them

In order to get the Red Dead Redemption 2 leatherworking tools, the player first needs to reach Horseshoe Overlook. This is the first area that Dutch’s gang will set up camp after having escaped from the mountains in the game’s prologue. Once you reach Horseshoe Overlook, you’ll be able to start doing quests for members of the gang.

One such member is the debt collector Leopold Strauss. While Strauss is the brains of the operation, Arthur is the strong arm that enforces it. When you reach Horseshoe Overlook, head over to the west side of the camp in order to find Strauss. He’ll have a proposition for you, which involves chasing down the people he loaned money to. They’ll be marked on your map, so tracking down the debtors won’t take too long. It’s time to go debt collecting for the loan shark Herr Strauss.

After you collect your first debt for Strauss and return it to him, you’ll gain access to the camp donation box and the camp ledger. The donation box allows you to donate money and valuables to the camp whenever you want. Also, successful heists will always add money to the camp, while netting you some cash in the meantime. Half goes to the camp, while the other half is split evenly among the heist members.

When you have enough money in the camp, you can use the ledger to purchase camp upgrades. One of these upgrades is the leatherworking tools, which allow Pearson to craft new items. In order to unlock them, you just need to unlock the ledger by helping Strauss out and then purchase them by browsing the catalog. The leatherworking tools cost $225, so they’re pretty pricey. However, they’re definitely worth it, as they allow you to benefit from some unique crafting opportunities.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – What Do They Do?

The leatherworking tools give Pearson the ability to craft a whole range of new items. These items are satchels, which Arthur can have Pearson craft by bringing him animal pelts. The full list of Red Dead Redemption 2 satchels is as follows:

  • Provisions Satchel
  • Valuables Satchel
  • Materials Satchel
  • Kit Satchel
  • Tonics Satchel
  • Ingredients Satchel
  • Legend of the East Satchel

All of the satchels allow Arthur to carry more of each item and are crafted using a combination of three animal pelts, one of which is always a Perfect Deer Pelt. Therefore, whenever you bring meat to Pearson, be sure to skin it first so that you’ll be able to use the pelts for crafting. It’s important to note that none of these can be crafted before purchasing the leatherworking tools as a camp upgrade, so if you want any of them, you’ll need to buy the leatherworking tools early on.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Craft Every Satchel

Every satchel in Red Dead Redemption 2 is crafted using specific ingredients and can only be crafted if certain requirements are met. Here’s the full list on how to craft all of the satchels in Red Dead Redemption 2, including details of every ingredient and every requirement necessary to do so.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Craft Every Satchel: Provisions Satchel

Ingredients

  • Perfect Deer Pelt
  • Perfect Bison Pelt
  • Perfect Raccoon Pelt

Requirements

Must have purchased the tier 3 provisions upgrade from the camp ledger.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Craft Every Satchel: Valuables Satchel

Ingredients

  • Perfect Deer Pelt
  • Perfect Beaver Pelt
  • Perfect Rabbit Pelt

Requirements

Must have donated $50 to the camp donation box, which is located on the table next to the camp ledger.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Craft Every Satchel: Materials Satchel

Ingredients

  • Perfect Deer Pelt
  • Perfect Boar Pelt
  • Perfect Iguana Skin

Requirements

Must have crafted at least three recipes using a campfire.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Craft Every Satchel: Kit Satchel

Ingredients

  • Perfect Deer Pelt
  • Perfect Elk Pelt
  • Perfect Panther Pelt

Requirements

Must have donated at least three valuables to the camp donation box, which is on the table next to the camp ledger.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Craft Every Satchel: Tonics Satchel

Ingredients

  • Perfect Deer Pelt
  • Perfect Buck Pelt
  • Perfect Elk Pelt

Requirements

Must have purchased the tier 3 medicine upgrade from the camp ledger.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Craft Every Satchel: Ingredients Satchel

Ingredients

  • Perfect Deer Pelt
  • Perfect Badger Pelt
  • Perfect Squirrel Pelt

Requirements

Must have donated at least five animal carcasses to Pearson at the butcher’s counter.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Craft Every Satchel: Legend of the East Satchel

Ingredients

  • Perfect Deer Pelt
  • Perfect Cougar Pelt
  • Perfect Wolf Pelt

Requirements

Unlocked after completing all other satchel upgrades.

None of the satchels are particularly difficult to get, save the Legend of the East Satchel which is inaccessible until all of the others have been successfully crafted. Although the initial $225 dollar investment may seem steep, it’s more than worth it in the long run, as Pearson’s satchels will prove to be invaluable as you progress further in the main game. However, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting perfect pelts or else you won’t be crafting any satchels.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leather Working Tools – How to Get Perfect Pelts for Crafting

In order to get perfect pelts for crafting satchels in Red Dead Redemption 2, you first need to study an animal. Do this by focusing on them using the left trigger and then using the right bumper to study them. This can be done if you’re near the animal or if you’re viewing them through binoculars.

If the animal is marked with a three-star rating, it’s pristine, meaning that it has a perfect pelt. From here, you’ll want to consult our full guide on how to get perfect pelts in Red Dead Redemption 2. Naturally, shooting a rabbit with a shotgun will spoil the hide. Therefore, you need to classify animals by their size and choose your weapon accordingly. The guide above covers all five animal sizes and provides details on which weapons to use for each of them. Also, you’ll want to make sure you’re accurate because to get a perfect pelt you’ll need to down an animal in one hit. It isn’t easy, but it’s the only way to get all the satchels mentioned above.

So, that’s how to get the Red Dead Redemption 2 leatherworking tools and craft every satchel in Red Dead Redemption 2. Of course, the leatherworking tools are just one of many Red Dead Redemption 2 camp upgrades availableIf you want to learn about the other camp upgrades and what they do, you can check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 – Best Camp Upgrades guide.