The Basic Campsite allows the player to save the game anywhere in the vast world of Red Dead Redemption, fast travel to a known location or waypoint, or change outfits.
It is available from the beginning of the game and can be selected from the Kit portion of the player's Satchel.
The campsite can be used on any relatively flat piece of ground in the Wilderness that isn't too near a Settlement, gang hideout, road, trail, or water. It can be triggered while riding on a Horse.
The campsite consists of a small campfire to provide heat and light, a roll mat for the player to sleep on, and a coffee pot and cup used to relax after a long day.
There is a glitch where if the player uses the Basic campsite directly on the spot were a dead eye camp is in multiplayer then the ammunition and dead eye chests from multiplayer will appear at the campsite.