This Kettle boils approximately 5 Mugs of water (1.5 Ltr / 2.6 UK Pints) at a time and is the size traditionally used by Irish Anglers. Suitable for Car Camping, Caravaning Camping gear, Scouts, Picnics, Hunters, Wilderness Survival Kit, 4 x 4 off-roaders, Disaster & Emergency Kits, Humanitarian Aid, or anyone working in the outdoors.
The Kelly Kettle even works in harsh weather conditions bringing water to the boil within a matter of minutes using whatever solid fuel is naturally occuring in the area - sticks, grass, pine cones, birch bark etc. No need to carry fuel.
No running costs. Users have described these kettles as the 'Greatest invention of all time'. Essential camping equipment.
Cost-free, carbon-neutral, eco friendly camping at its very best!
NOTE: Add our Pot-Support & Cook set to cook small amounts of food (Noodles, Rice, Oatmeal, Re-hydrated food, Soup, etc.) over the kettle while your water boils. See Accessories category for these products.
Dimensions: Height..........34cm / 13inchs (packed)
Diameter......18.5cm / 7.3inchs (widest point at rim of fire base)
Capacity.......1.5 Ltrs / 53oz UK
Weight.........2.05lb / 0.93kg
Fire Base & Drawstring carrying bag are included as standard with each kettle.
How is the kettle lifted on and off the fire base?
This is the correct way to lift the Kelly Kettle clear of the fire base and flames:
1. Hold the handle (with both hands) at an angle of 90 degrees to the body of the kettle.
2. Lift the kettle straight up keeping the handle parallel to the ground. The weight of the kettle will ensure that the kettle remains upright and that no water will spill.
3. Once the kettle is clear of the base & flames, you can hold the handle in one hand directly over the chimney of the kettle and easily carry the water to wherever it is needed.
4. To pour the water, hold the handle in one hand and gently lift on the cork chain to pour.
If more boiling water is needed, simply refill the kettle with cold water and gently place it back on the fire base - again using two hands as shown in the picture below. Refill the chimney with fuel and 'hey presto', your kettle will be boiled again in about 3-5 minutes.
Note: Never put your hands or lift the handle directly over the chimney of the kettle when the kettle is lit, as it can result in a burn.
How does the kettle work?
Depending on the fuel you are using, the Kelly Kettle ® will boil water in 3 to 5 minutes. Made from Aluminium or Stainless Steel, it is essentially a double-walled 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.
To pour, lift it by the handle and tilt it using the cork chain.
If additional water is required, simply refill the kettle with water and place it back on the base when the fire is still burning. Refill the chimney with fuel and you can look forward to a second kettle full of boiling water within a matter of minutes. Our kettles work in even the most extreme weather conditions - in fact, they work better in wind so there is no need to find shelter when brewing up! Is this essential camping equipment? We think so!
Note: When the kettle is in storage, the cork should be left out of the spout to allow air circulate in the water chamber
Always remove the cork before lighting the kettle.
The cork is only to be used for transporting cold water.
The Water Spout should be free of ALL obstructions when the kettle is in use. Boiling the kettle with any obstruction in the water spout can result in a burn to the user or others in close proximity.
Never use the kettle when the water chamber is empty.