How it Works:
The Kelly Kettle is essentially a double-walled chimney with the water contained in the chimney wall. For a heat source, it uses all natural fuel such as sticks, twigs, dry grass, pine cones, and bark. Once the camp kettle is filled with water, you simply start a very small fire in the base, set the kettle on the base, and then drop additional fuel (twigs, leaves, grass, paper, etc.) down the chimney. That's it. Once the fire is going, you'll have boiling water in minutes.
The Kelly Kettle originated on the Irish coast, so you better believe that it works well in wind and rain - in fact, it actually works better in wind so there is no need to find shelter when brewing up!
What is Included in the Ultimate Kit?
Basecamp: Includes the Stainless Steel Base Camp Kettle and fire-base, Cook set (which includes: 29 fl.oz. Pot / Frying Pan and pot lid), 2 Piece Grill, Gripper Handle, Large Hobo Stove (turns the fire-base into a wood fueled stove for easy cooking), Kettle Pot/Base Support, 2 Stainless Steel Camping Cups (17 & 12 fl.oz. cups with silicone CooLIp pieces), 2 Stainless Steel Camping Plates, Storage Bag
Scout: Includes the stainless steel Scout Kettle (41 fl. oz.) and fire-base, Cook set (which includes: 29 fl.oz. Pot / Frying Pan w/pot lid), 2 Piece Grill, Gripper Handle, Large Hobo Stove (turns the fire-base into a wood fueled stove for easy cooking), Kettle Pot/Base Support, 2 Stainless Steel Camping Cups (17 & 12 fl.oz. cups with silicone CooLIp pieces), 2 Stainless Steel Camping Plates, Storage Bag
Trekker: Includes the stainless steel Small Trekker, Storage Bag, Small Cookset, Pot Support, 1 12oz Camp Cup and Small Hobo Stove. The Trekker Kelly Kettle holds 20 fl. oz. of water.
Total Kit Weights (excluding packaging): Base Camp: 4.9lb / Scout: 4.66lb / Trekker: 3.42 lbs
Which Kit is Right for You?
- The Base Camp Kettle is the largest of the Kelly Kettles. It boils approximately 54 fl. oz of water at a time – that’s nine 6 oz. mugs of water for camp coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. The Base Camp is ideal for families and groups.
- The Scout is the medium sized version of the three Kelly Kettles. It boils 41 fl.oz. of water. The scout is ideal for for small groups, family camping, hunting, fishing, kayaking, car camping, and picnics.
The Trekker is the smallest kettle in Kelly Kettle family. The Trekker boils 20 fl.oz. of water - perfect for two cups of coffee or morning oatmeal.The Trekker is ideal for solo campers or couples who enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking, or canoeing.
The Advantages of a Kelly Kettle compared to a fuel canister stove:
- No fuel to purchase
- No fuel to carry
- No continued operating costs
- No fuel lines to get plugged or cracked
- No igniters to get bent, broken, or plugged
- Works every time without fail - even in extreme weather
- You can take it with you when you travel on trains and planes
- Boils water in just a few minutes with very little natural fuel (uses a small handful of sticks, twigs, pine cones, bark, etc.)
- Environmental friendly. No canister to dispose of.
- In really bad weather, you can build up a bed of hot embers inside the kettle in a protected environment, out of the wind and rain. These embers can then be used to quickly build the camp fire