Kelly Ketlle

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Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255231 sammyh
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:03 pm

Any one got one? I know they are pricey but I've got some money from a much loved gran who would approve :iconbiggrin: What can you burn in them if you are at festivals and can't scavenge pine cones! I suppose you take twigs and stuff? I do like the idea of not using camping gas, always seem so wasteful and over-packaged.

Will plan to use mine at the vintage festival- what fun :flower:

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Re: Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255233 gregorach
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:34 pm

They're certainly very popular with the less high-tech end of the outdoor set. You'd think they were standard issue with Canadian canoes...

I haven't used gas for years... I either use a meths stove, an open fire, or one of these.
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Re: Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255234 wigan pixie
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:38 pm

I have one and love it. I've used twigs, paper, dried leaves, dried grass, in fact you can use anything natural. We've even run ours on dried llama droppings - this was a one off experiment but it worked :D
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Re: Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255243 baldybloke
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:06 pm

I've got a 1.5 litre Kelly kettle which is great for burning dried garden waste when working outside. I have also got a smaller M Kettle for when I go lightweight camping. Check out www.wildstoves.co.uk for various different types.
My cooker of choice is the meths fueled Trangia which I can also use to heat the M Kettle.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Re: Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255257 sammyh
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:11 pm

Thanks everyone. I like the wildstoves site so I'll take a look, and the little fold down stove on Dunc's link looks very useful. Not sure i could run to llama droppings....I do think my son would like it. Last camping trip he carried around a lump of (unlit) coal as he thought it was 'interesting'. The only time he has ever asked to go to bed was when we were in a tipee! Argh the out door life is what I dream of here in Peckham!

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Re: Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255268 the.fee.fairy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:43 am

I've got a kelly kettle. They are quite fab and make a cuppa really quickly.

You can burn anything that has a flame really. I've had the best success burning newspaper in it to make a quick cup of tea.

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Re: Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255487 Dave
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:44 pm

Love them, you can cook on the base unit once the flames have died down from boiling the kettle.

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Re: Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255512 sammyh
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:36 am

Right I'm convinced. Will put an order in for one, thanks to all.

Happy camping!

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Re: Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255523 the.fee.fairy
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:09 am

Dave wrote:Love them, you can cook on the base unit once the flames have died down from boiling the kettle.


Apparently. I tried to cook scrambled eggs once...

We bought a grilliput pretty soon after!

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Re: Kelly Ketlle

Post: #255531 JuzaMum
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:54 am

Thanks for the reviews - I have been tempted to buy one now but wasn't sure if they were all the write up stated, time for online shopping now :)

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