Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kelly Kettle

These are probably too heavy for backpacking, but would be good for canoe or car camping. I'm also considering getting one for the house for emergency use. Being able to boil water quickly and easily is a good thing when your water supply is suspect or the electricity is out.

The idea is simple: the kettle is a hollow cylinder that you put over an enclosed fire. All of the heat rises through the inside of the cylinder, quickly boiling water inside the cylinder.

How quickly? In this video, the lady goes from zero fire to boiling water in about three and a half minutes, and she starts the fire with a firesteel because a lighter or matches would be "cheating".

Very cool. Practical and useful too.


Mad William Flint said...

That's genius.

Mad William Flint said...

Oh, btw: I have both the fire steel and the knife with the built in fire steel. Both are excellent. She's right though, the one that's not built into the knife does throw more sparks.

(Got them both at thinkgeek ;)

Ted said...

Check out Lots of cool little goodies to play with. I've made a couple of orders with them and have another in the queue.