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Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:13 pm

Kettle Stoves have interested me for some time as they allow great flexibility for cooking in extreme weather conditions. I know Daren and Oops have Kelly Kettles and after doing some searching, I found out there are two other kettles out there. The interesting thing is that they are all made at the same area.The one that I have been looking at is the Ghillie Kettle that has the added feature of a whistle to let you know when the water is boiling. Upon searching the web, I came across this link that shows some pics of the shop where the kettles are made and thought Iwould share the link here.
http://www.danishflydesign.dk/Sider/Ghillie%20kedel/Ghillie-Engelsk.htm

More info @ http://www.survivaltopics.com/survival/the-kelly-kettle/

Another interesting link I came across was a outdoors group that was able to aquire reduced pricing when buying a dozen kettles. Nice idea if you had a bunch of people wanting the same thing. ;)
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Re: Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby irrationalsolutions » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:31 pm

i like the idea of these also but im not ready to go back to a wood flame yet for cooking. i used to cook by fire and a couple years switched away. but i still like the idea of these.
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Re: Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:07 pm

Versatility IR ! You can use your alky stove inside the kettle and when you accidently spill all your fuel. :o you can go back to sticks and cones. :lol:
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Re: Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby DarenN » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:31 am

i had poor success trying to build an alcohol burner that would work with the KK. the draft that the kettle creates just makes the alcohol burn to radically.
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Re: Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby Knotty » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:49 am

I'm not one for wood burning because of the soot left on the pot.

However with these Kelly Kettles the soot would be on an interior surface making it much easier to deal with.

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Re: Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby zelph » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:41 pm

DarenN wrote:i had poor success trying to build an alcohol burner that would work with the KK. the draft that the kettle creates just makes the alcohol burn to radically.


Put a half cover over the top of the kettle to slow it down.
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Re: Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:55 pm

zelph wrote:
DarenN wrote:i had poor success trying to build an alcohol burner that would work with the KK. the draft that the kettle creates just makes the alcohol burn to radically.


Put a half cover over the top of the kettle to slow it down.


Wow, we were just discussing the same thing at work today. I was explaining how the kettle works and the DIY kettle that I made, http://www.bplite.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=818&p=6059&hilit=kelly+kettle#p6059 When my friend suggested putting the cap back on the Bud bottle and drilling holes in the cap to slow the lost heat from escaping up the chimney, giving more heat transfer inside the kettle. I stopped by the Army Surplus Store this afternoon and obtained the esbit tab stove bottom made for the canteen cup to see how well it works using wood or an Alky stove. This stove facinates me and I will probably, eventually, let go of some clams and get one. Devon Montgomery , over at BPL has put a lot of time and resources into creating a smaller, lighter version that hopefully he will be able to retail at some point in time. Here is a link to the last page of his thread that shows the end results. Worth a look and read! http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=7456&skip_to_post=178563
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Re: Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby Ridgerunner » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:34 pm

Anyone interested in comparing available retail kettles, here are the links to their sites:

https://kellykettle.com/

http://www.ghillie-kettle.co.uk/

http://www.eydonkettle.com/

http://www.thermette.com/
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Re: Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby zelph » Thu May 13, 2010 6:01 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:Anyone interested in comparing available retail kettles, here are the links to their sites:

https://kellykettle.com/

http://www.ghillie-kettle.co.uk/

http://www.eydonkettle.com/

http://www.thermette.com/


Prices in US Dollars researched today.

kellykettle - $58.30 Ship ?

ghillie-kettle - $67.11 Ship - $22.27

eydonkettle(storm) - $70.76 Ship - $14.59

thermette - $160. 52 Ship ?
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Re: Kettle (Volcano) Stoves

Postby sudden » Thu May 13, 2010 6:59 pm

Sorry, I got lost on their other page. http://www.danishflydesign.dk/Sider/Tyi ... y-step.htm
Was I supposed to be looking at a kettle? ;) I pressed the button for step by step instructions and landed in fly-fishermans paradise.
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