Welcome To The CH Kadels Blog. We are your online source for all of your must-have survival and camping gear including backpacks, fire starters, tents, sleeping bags, camping tools and emergency food. So, here, we'll give you lots of great "how-to" information to get you started whether you're going camping or looking to bug-out. Enjoy the Blog!

How To Snare Small Game

Date Published: 2016-04-04

By Adelia Ladson Snares are probably the simplest trap to make and require only thin wire or cord. The basic concept is that the animal is caught in a noose. The idea is that your intended prey will run head-first into the n... read more


Are You Food Independent?

Date Published: 2016-03-29

By Adelia Ladson As you know, there are no guarantees about future events. There is no guarantee that SHTF won’t happen tomorrow. These are things beyond your control. What is not beyond your control is that you can guarante... read more


Three Primitive Skills You Should Know

Date Published: 2016-03-10

By Adelia Ladson If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times, “You need to be prepared.” Being prepared, though, doesn’t stop at collecting supplies. A good prep encompasses acquiring knowledge and learning skills, t... read more


How To Cook Food Using Only The Sun

Date Published: 2016-02-22

Cooking a hot meal in 20 minutes without a stove or grill sounds impossible right? Well, now there is a way for that to happen, it is called the GoSun Solar Oven Sport. With this invention you can now have a hot cooked meal f... read more


You're Not As Ready As You Think You Are

Date Published: 2016-02-11

By Adelia Ladson You have been faithfully stocking supplies, learning survival skills and forming your SHTF plan. You feel good about what you’ve done to prepare for a major disaster but beware because “the Devil is in the d... read more


How To Prepare For The Zika Virus Outbreak

Date Published: 2016-02-09

By Adelia Ladson In light of the Zika Virus outbreak in South America, I wanted to find out exactly what it was because viruses have a nasty way of traveling to the United States from other countries. Remember the Ebola Vir... read more


When SHTF, Where Will You Go?

Date Published: 2016-02-02

By Adelia Ladson I know that many of you have your bug-out bags packed and ready but do you know where you’re going? I hope that you do have a plan in place because the moment you step out of your front door, after SHTF, sur... read more


What Kind Of Prepper Are You?

Date Published: 2016-01-29

By Adelia Ladson The word "Prepper" has been used as a catch-all term for a group of people who believe in being prepared for disasters or cataclysmic events they may happen. These events include anything from hurricanes... read more


It's Winter! Are You Prepared For
An Automobile Emergency?

Date Published: 2016-01-22

By Adelia Ladson Winter is no picnic when you have to drive in the snow and ice. Commutes to and from work can be frustrating and downright nerve-wracking when the drive is from one city to another. Lots of folks do it every... read more


What You Need To Survive In A Major City After SHTF

Date Published: 2016-01-15

By Adelia Ladson Lots of folks have their SHTF plans in place and the main component is bugging-out to a rural area, where the inhabitants are few and mostly four-legged. Let me put a thought out there. If everyone tries to... read more


Uncommon Places To Hide Guns And Ammo

Date Published: 2016-01-07

By Adelia Ladson So, here we go folks. In light of what’s going on in Washington right now, you need to start thinking about hanging on to your guns a little tighter. Government can be fickle on what stands it takes and ther... read more


Ten Prepper Resolutions For The New Year

Date Published: 2016-01-01

By Adelia Ladson At the start of the New Year, I have taken the time to evaluate my life and, especially, my readiness for the worst. I realized that there are some things that I need to worry about and work on over the comi... read more


Five Items You Should've Had In Your First Aid Kit

Date Published: 2015-12-22

By Adelia Ladson I grew up with a First Aid Kit. It seems an odd statement to make but it’s true. There was a First Aid Kit in our home always and it was always stocked with everything we needed to fit the area we were livin... read more


Ten Reasons That You Absolutely Need A Multi-Tool

Date Published: 2015-12-16

By Adelia Ladson There’s nothing more dead useful than a Multi-tool. When you think of the bang for your buck that you’re getting in one item, it just can’t be beat. It’s like having a complete toolbox in your pocket, glove ... read more


What To Do If It Rains For 40 Days And 40 Nights

Date Published: 2015-12-08

By Adelia Ladson When natural disasters occur, they can be very devastating but they can be survived as long as you’re prepared with supplies and armed with knowledge. While looking on the internet, I came across pictures... read more


Twas The Night Before A Prepper Christmas

Date Published: 2015-11-30

By Adelia Ladson (with apologies to Clement Moore) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the ‘stead not a creature was stirring for fear he’d be shot dead. The bug-out bags were hung by the chimney with care bec... read more


Three Simple Lighting Systems For SHTF

Date Published: 2015-11-27

By Adelia Ladson I don’t know about you but I will definitely not be left in the dark when SHTF happens. I am fully prepared to be able to keep things bright when night falls. In the meantime, I’m also prepared for natural... read more


How To Avoid Perimeter Alarms When Scavenging Survivor Camps

Date Published: 2015-11-24

By Adelia Ladson Okay when SHTF happens, it’s every man for himself. You do what you have to do to survive. This means possibly having to scavenge from other survivors if your supplies run low or are destroyed in the initi... read more


The Prepper Twelve Days Of Christmas

Date Published: 2015-11-18

On the First Day of Christmas my Prepper gave to me: a SHTF ready ATV. On the Second Day of Christmas my Prepper gave to me: two AK47s. On the Third Day of Christmas my Prepper gave to me: three e... read more


Our Top Picks For Turkey Frying Fails

Date Published: 2015-11-10

By Adelia Ladson Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s a time to be with family and contemplate the things you’re thankful for. You know, one of the things I’m thankful for are all those folks who attempt to fry th... read more


The Top Five Grossest Things You Can Eat To Survive

Date Published: 2015-11-04

By Adelia Ladson Here are the top five grossest items you can eat to survive and they aren’t listed in any particular order because everyone has their own opinions of which is the grossest. Earthworms are squirmy packa... read more


How To Prevent A Bear Attack

Date Published: 2015-10-18

Bears aren't out to looking for us. Typically, confrontations with them are accidental. Bears aren't out to looking for us. Typically, confrontations with them are accidental. By Adelia Ladson Statistically getting atta... read more


Turn A Flare Gun Into A Real Gun

Date Published: 2015-09-30

By Adelia Ladson Sub-Caliber Devices are handy little items that will convert a 26.5mm flare gun into a Title I Firearm. Let me repeat: A 26.5mm flare gun – not the plastic flare gun that is most commonly used today as a si... read more


Four Methods For Catching Small Prey

Date Published: 2015-09-22

By Adelia Ladson So, you’re stranded out in the wild, you’ve chosen to live off the land or Zombies have invaded your grocery store. What do you do now? Well, you need to be able to catch your own food. And if you’re short o... read more


The Correct Way To Read A Compass

Date Published: 2015-09-22

By Adelia Ladson I had a cousin who got lost in the woods with a compass when he was a kid. Some of you may be thinking that he wasn’t very smart but you’re wrong. He is not alone because the simple fact is that there are ma... read more


The Difference Between Preppers And Survivalists

Date Published: 2015-09-15

By Adelia Ladson There’s a lot of folks out there who use the words “Prepper” and “Survivalist” interchangeably because they don’t know that there is a difference. Now, I don’t really blame them because both groups have so... read more


What To Pack When You Camp

Date Published: 2015-08-31

By Adelia Ladson I have to laugh when I hear the word “glamping” because, for me, the whole point is to be out in nature and to focus on the simple things in life. I go hiking and camping to get away from the complexities of... read more


How To Find Safe Drinking Water

Date Published: 2015-08-20

By Adelia Ladson When you’re out in the wilderness, either by choice or chance, the one thing that will take you out without question is dehydration. You may get snake bit or you may fall and break your leg but you will die... read more


The History Of Trench Knives

Date Published: 2015-08-20

By Adelia Ladson Trench knives, also called knuckle knives, were created to use in close quarters combat, during W.W.I, when the fighting was taking places primarily in the trenches. They became important weapons in a style ... read more


A Beginner's Guide To Edible And Medicinal Plants

Date Published: 2015-08-20

By Adelia Ladson Here at CH Kadels, we're always looking for ways to give our customers valuable information they can use. To do this, we make sure that we always stock a variety of books and manuals. Today, I want to talk ab... read more


Bug-Out Bag Essentials

Date Published: 2015-08-19

By Adelia Ladson One of the most important things you can have in your home is a Bug-Out Bag. Times are uncertain and you never know what tomorrow will bring. For those of you who might not know, a bug-out bag is basically a... read more


Starting A Fire Without Matches

Date Published: 2015-08-13

By Adelia Ladson One day, you could be in a situation where you need to start a fire but don’t have the conventional means to do it like matches or a Zippo. And it could be for any reason, from the most mundane (You’re barbec... read more


Be Hurricane Ready

Date Published: 2015-08-12

By Adelia Ladson Our family here at CH Kadels is always looking for ways to help keep your families safe and always prepared for any situation. We know how important your family’s safety is and it’s just as important to us,... read more


Welcome To CH Kadels

Date Published: 2015-08-05

By Adelia Ladson Welcome to CH Kadels, where you’ll find one of the best collections of survival, hunting and camping gear imaginable. Our products are of the highest quality because we know that you are counting on them and... read more


Slingshot: The Ultimate Survival Weapon

Date Published: 2015-08-04

The Wrist Rocket has withstood the test of time. By Adelia Ladson A slingshot, if used properly, can be the ultimate survival weapon. It can be used for hunting, fishing, self-defense and, in a pinch, you never kno... read more


Survival Uses For Paracord

Date Published: 2015-08-03

This is a view of the inside of paracord. By Adelia Ladson I don’t think there is an aisle in our warehouse that doesn’t have paracord in some form or fashion on its shelves. And, folks, we have a lot of aisles an... read more


How To Hunt With A Spear

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Straight off the bat, the spear has been man’s best friend for centuries! Well, maybe the spear and man’s canine companion. However, man has used the spear for as long as half a million years. Earliest usage of the spear can ... read more