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For an overview of this item's appearances, see Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor.


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


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A pulp science-fiction book focused on the adventures of an itinerant meat trader from the settlement of Junktown, the book contains insight into trade with the aim of assisting those bartering after the Great War. Anyone who reads it will surely benefit from the contents. 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.[Non-game 1]


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


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

Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor (1)
Note: The recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process, 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 on the west side of the building, 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 Road (add-on)Located through a cellar door on the eastern wall of the building, downstairs on a table near some gore on the northwest wall
PrimmInside the Bison Steve Hotel, on the floor of the gift shop, behind the counter
Salida del Sol South Dead MoneyIn 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

Behind the scenes

The title of these publications is a reference to Fallout. Specifically the unmarked quest Blackmail Iguana Bob. The quest starts with Doc Morbid in Junktown, goes through Iguana Bob Frazier in the Hub, and ends with the aforementioned blackmail back in Junktown. Wherein the Vault Dweller discovered that Doc Morbid had been supplying pieces of human meat that were being sold as iguana bits.




  1. Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p.177: "One example of a post-War magazine, Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor is a collection of short, handmade books written by an unknown vendor of jerky from Junktown. Copies have spread across the wasteland and can be found from California (near Junktown itself) to the Commonwealth."