Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For the overview of this book throughout the Fallout series, see Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor
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Effects+3 Barter
(+4 with Comprehension)
Base ID00034042

Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


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A pre-War pulp science-fiction book focused on the adventures of an itinerant meat trader from a fictional (at the time) settlement of Junktown, the book contains a surprising amount of insight into trade. Anyone who reads it will surely benefit from the contents.[1] By 2287, the book has been remade, albeit in a cruder, more hand-drawn, format, detailing many illegitimate, but possibly necessary, means of conducting business in areas like the Commonwealth.


Reading this book permanently increases the players Barter skill by 3 points (4 with Comprehension).


With the add-on Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted by the player.

Note: the recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process - meaning only one book can be crafted.


Other than being crafted, the skill book can be found in the following locations.

Closest map markerLocation description
Allied Technologies OfficesIn the largest room (west) on the floor in front of the Nuka-Cola Machine.
Cap Counterfeiting ShackOn the suitcase by the bed, in the small back cellar room.
Marked men guard outpost Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.pngLocated through a cellar door on the eastern wall of the building, downstairs on a table near some gore on the north-west wall.
PrimmInside the Bison Steve Hotel, behind the counter of the gift shop.
Salida del Sol South Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DM.pngIn a building opposite the door to Salida del Sol House, on a book shelf.
Vault 22In the lab room (up the stairs from the elevator) in Pest Control, on the table with the bubbling vials.


  1. While the title may suggest otherwise, the book is commonly found in sealed areas (Vault 92, National Guard depot) where it could not conceivably be placed by wastelanders. The standard of quality, as well as presence of the book in the pre-War slideshow in the menu are also clues hinting at the pre-War origin of the book.