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Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:03 pm
by sammyh
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:

Sam

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:34 pm
by gregorach
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.

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:38 pm
by wigan pixie
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

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:06 pm
by baldybloke
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.

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:11 pm
by sammyh
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!

Sam

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:43 am
by the.fee.fairy
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.

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:44 pm
by Dave
Love them, you can cook on the base unit once the flames have died down from boiling the kettle.

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:36 am
by sammyh
Right I'm convinced. Will put an order in for one, thanks to all.

Happy camping!

Sam

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:09 am
by the.fee.fairy
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!

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:54 am
by JuzaMum
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 :)

JuzaMum