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Pisst.... Did you hear about the "Kelly Kettle?"

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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This is a Kelly Kettle... Sometimes called a ...Storm Kettle...or...Ghillie Kettle




The Kelly Kettle® Volcano Kettle® will boil water in 3 to 5 minutes depending on the fuel you're using. Made from Aluminium or Stainless Steel, it is essentially a doublewalled chimney with the water contained in the chimney wall.

Once the campkettle is filled with water, simply start a very small fire in the base, set the kettle on the base and drop additional fuel (twigs, leaves, grass, paper, etc.) down the chimney.
The large internal surface area of the chimney heats the water very quickly. When the water boils, hold the Handle at an angle of 90° to the Kettle - then lift the Kettle clear of the base.


Kelly Kettles, used by Irish Fishermen have been made the same way for the last 80 years. Ideal for Car Camping & survival kits... no need to carry fuel... anything tha burns will work in a Kelly Kettle...sticks, pine cones, dry animal dung etc... the largest model holds 57.5 oz or just under half a gallon or 1.7L of water to those who live outside the US... the smallest Only weighs 1.3 lbs and holds 17 oz. of water.


the full kit is probally your best value...Includes the Cookset which includes the cooking pot, pot support, grill, pot gripper/handle.

if you look at the above photo you'll see the top has a small pan for you to cook other things while you boil water...

keep in mind this "Storm Stove" was made for that, storms... at sea... in a boat...

Above are the Uco Storm Matches... shop around and you can find them for under 5 bucks... they come like 25 in a pack... Sounds A little pricy right... well maybe not

UCO MATCH KIT DARK GREEN The UCO Stormproof Match Kit is waterproof includes 25 matches and spare strikers. Matches burn for around 15 seconds, no matter how harsh conditions may become. The matches are windproof, waterproof, and even continue burning underwater. A replaceable


I'm going to give you the link to the company website..KellyKettles but shop around... you can find them cheaper elsewhere on line...
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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Here all along I've been using an aluminum pot to heat my camp water with!

That will make an excellent addition to my collection of gear.


SnF.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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Love your thread's always have, just one question. Would the old tea pot not be a cheaper more effective investment than this kettle?

Ps. Keep the threads coming, the more you post the more I learn =)



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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If you buy one,I recommend a shop not online-so you can look it over first.
Look for the sort which are crimped rather than welded at the base-a mate had a welded aluminum version which only lasted a few go's before the weld burned out and it was useless.
Not sure if the stainless steel welds are like that though.
They should be able to take more heat I would have thought.

Kelly Kettle's are the boss for any outdoor fast brew up situation.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by michaelmcclen
Love your thread's always have, just one question. Would the old tea pot not be a cheaper more effective investment than this kettle?

Ps. Keep the threads coming, the more you post the more I learn =)


under ideal conditions yes your right... but... this is a storm kettle...

Picture yourself in a howling tempest, Gail force winds driving rain... there you sit huddled under a poncho brewing up a nice cup of tea ... the reason you can do that is the fire is sheltered inside the body of the kettle... protected from the elements... rain sleet hail blizzards... you don't need to build an open campfire... just stuff this kettle with dry tinder and wait...
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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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Good point... glad you brought it up
I know REI and campmore sell these in store...
Keep in mind KellyKettle is just one brand there are other makers out there...



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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This seems like a brilliant investment. Thanks for the heads up. I am always on the lookout for innovative products like this, which offer something very useful.

I just wish they had a system for not burning the hell out of your hands with this kettle, I can feel the blisters just looking at it. Maybe Irish fishermen aren't as clumsy as I am.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by GrandpaDave

Originally posted by michaelmcclen
Love your thread's always have, just one question. Would the old tea pot not be a cheaper more effective investment than this kettle?

Ps. Keep the threads coming, the more you post the more I learn =)


under ideal conditions yes your right... but... this is a storm kettle...

Picture yourself in a howling tempest, Gail force winds driving rain... there you sit huddled under a poncho brewing up a nice cup of tea ... the reason you can do that is the fire is sheltered inside the body of the kettle... protected from the elements... rain sleet hail blizzards... you don't need to build an open campfire... just stuff this kettle with dry tinder and wait...
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Wouldn't it be hard to find something dry to burn in a storm like that?
Seriously though,.... interesting product. Never heard of it, so I'm glad I saw it here. Something to consider.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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I have two Kelly Kettles, both the large and the small, and they are awesome. The advantage over a kettle or a pot is that you use a fraction of the fuel to boil the same amount of water. When I say fraction, I mean like 1/5 or less, an important point to both save energy, yours, and not leave a noticible burn pile if you want to stay invisible.

I heartily recommend the larger model. Simply holds more water. Mine is the core of my camping kit. Since I live in a rural area, I don't really have a bug out bag. I am expecting to be able to walk leisurely to my first base camp, and no one will be able to see me so I don't have such a bag. But, I wrap my Kelly Kettle in a wool blanket and keep my cordage and wind up batteryless light inside the kettle along with some other valuables including char material and firestick for lighting a fire. I also usually keep a few pieces of very dry tinder in it to get the usually damp stuff of the ground going well.

Make sure when you get it to start a fire or two before you need to just to make sure you get the hang of it. When it arrives, the bottom is upside down and inserted in the bottom. Never boil water with the cork in it. Got a good welt on my ass from that.

Enjoy



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:17 PM
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Want one (kelly kettle) bad...

"welt on my azz"!Thanks for that; Ha-ha-ha

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:05 PM
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Very cool product, will be looking into getting one of these soon.


Was he trying to be funny (the guy in the vid) when he said "this here is stream water we got a t the 7-11 down the street" or did he just mess up the script?



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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I do not understand how this could be a good tool for survival. A pot would do you better and has allot more functions.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:27 PM
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a 2 1/2 gal clear water bottle placed in the
rear dashboard of a car facing south on
a sunny day will in a few hours give you
enough hot water to take a nice shower.
paint it black on one side and insulate that
side and it should work even better.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by 8ILlBILl8
I do not understand how this could be a good tool for survival. A pot would do you better and has allot more functions.
Sometime"survival depends on not being noticed("laying low")
a good small hot( smoke free)protected hidden fire; no light;no ash or burn marks on the ground when you "extricate"(that's "pack up and leave"for you "peaceniks");and hot water! what's not to like?

for a covert leave no trace bivouac(?) it's the answer to hardcore cold camping and you can cook on the hot blast from the top. but you gotta be aware you are still creating cooking smells and the burning wood smell is a dead giveaway:"somebodies operating in your general "Ao".
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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All good points...
but let me add... picking up a few twigs to make this work is a heck of a lot easier then to build a campfire...
conserve your energy and resources



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 03:17 AM
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im ordering mine on thursday
been looking for something like this looks pretty good,

look at this new product www.biolite.com new camp stove that produces its own electric without batteries smokless etc not available untill 2012



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