How To Use The Kelly Kettle Outside Today

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I have been wanting a Kelly Kettle for at least two years. I have seen it at different stores in Utah and it has been on my wishlist for a very long time. You probably know by now I have to know the ins and outs of everything that has to do with emergency preparedness. The Kelly Kettle can be used for camping, hiking and for an unforeseen emergency when we lose power. Bingo…that works for me! It’s great when a product can be used in so many different situations.

Stainless Steel or Aluminum Kelly Kettle

The Kelly Kettle comes in aluminum or stainless steel. I decided on the stainless steel. I prefer to buy something right the first time and not have to replace it down the road. I also wanted one that would be larger and serve a few more people. I decided on the Ultimate Stainless Scout Camp Kit. I am going to share with you how each part works. This is really the most reliable ultra fast camping kettle for the outdoors. It’s very light and extremely durable and works even in extreme weather conditions. No batteries…love it!

Kelly Kettle

No Propane, Gas or Liquid Fuel

Oh my gosh, I love that this does not need any propane, gas or liquid fuel. Place a few wads of newspaper in the bottom of the base unit. Next, I can scrounge for twigs, pine cones, etc. and start a small fire in the base with a match or fire starter. I went over to the golf course near my home and gathered up some pine cones from the ground. Yep, FREE fuel for this unit! Now I will be gathering pine cones on a regular basis to store in my garage. We added some dry branches and small leaves and the fire started so quickly!

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Kelly Kettle Base

Double Walled Kelly Kettle Stove

Next you place the main double walled stove on the base as shown above. Here’s the deal, I could not figure out how this unit worked because I did not realize it had a double walled pitcher built in, so to speak. Yep, I get it now. The flue/chimney top  is at the top where you can add more twigs and pine cones. You can see the opening on the right side where you can add water.

Boil Water In Kelly Kettle

Boil 37.2 ounces of liquid in minutes

This Scout Kelly Kettle boils 1.1 liters (37.2 oz) in minutes. You can see how to lift the Kelly Kettle off the base with the handle at a 90-degree angle. You then set the unit on a flat surface and use the attached orange stopper (which should always be removed before lighting the kettle) to pour water in a pan or cup.

Kelly Kettle Orange Stopper

Ready To Cook With The Kelly Kettle

Now we are ready to cook. Kelly Kettle has a pan bracket that has two pieces and you hook them together and insert them into the chimney flue to set your pans on the top to start cooking your food.

Cooking In A Kelly Kettle

Finish Cooking On Grill

Snack Ramen at its best…I had a package and added it to the boiling water in the pan. Easy, peasy. The large Kelly Kettle cook set comes with a grill, pan, lid and a handle to lift the pan when cooking. You will remove the top double walled unit and place your mugs or pan to finish cooking or reheat your drinks.

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Kelly Kettle Grill

Kelly Kettle Hobo Stove Accessory

Hobo Stove Accessory

Hobo Stove On Base

Kelly Hobo Stove Accessory

The Best Stainless Steel Cups with Silicone Lip Saver

Okay, I have never seen a silicone lip saver…just saying, this is the best thing I have ever seen for a hot cup to save your lips!

Kelly Kettle Cups Silicone Lips

Everything Stores In This Bag

Kelly Kettle Bag

I highly recommend one of these stoves for several reasons. It is compact and can be used year round. The fact that I can gather pine cones, twigs and leaves and my newspapers for fuel is a HUGE plus for me. Here’s to being prepared for the unexpected.

Dinner rolls by Linda

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  1. The reviews you give on helpful items, are the best I have ever read, and the products are always useful, and have more than one use. I am so glad I signed up for your emails. Having moved to California in 1978, leaving my family back home in Arkansas. I did not realize that not using skills learned while growing up, I would forget them. So now am trying to re-learn all of them. The products you tell us about, seem to offer solutions, that are easier than the original ways, which in turn makes them easier, and faster, to get the same results. As I re-learn them, I am trying to pass them on to my kids, grandchildren, and close friends to insure they too, will have them as needed. This Kelly Stove, Will make camping, etc…, easier for the multiple outings we have as a family. Thank you.

    • Hi Jonnie, I am so glad you signed up for my emails too! I have wanted a Kelly Kettle for so long. But until I got it in the mail and tried it myself….I had to know how it worked. I really like the idea of not needing to have fuel to store to cook with this stove/kettle. I went over and found some pine cones…woohoo! I am sold! Watch for a giveaway coming on Sept. 15th. September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. These are awesome! Good luck and talk soon! Linda

  2. I really want one of these! They look so awesome! I will definitely be watching for the giveaway.

    • The Kelley Kettle giveaway is scheduled for Sept. 15th! When I love a product I want to do a giveaway with them! Good luck! Linda P.S. I have a SunOven giveaway Sept. 2nd-6th. I have a Big Berkey Water purifier scheduled for Sept. 8th-13th. September is National Preparedness Month! WooHoo!

  3. I’m intrigued. Can you use this as a means to purify water?

    • Hi Angela, I LOVE the Kelly Kettle. Normally I would say boiling the water would make it safe….but after the hoopla in Ohio with 400-500,000 people that could not BOIL their water and use it safely…I am still going to use my Big Berkey to “purify” my water. By the way I have a Big Berkey Water Purifier Giveaway starting Sept. 8th. It is National Emergency Preparedness Month…I have a giveaway every week. Normally I do not like to have that many BUT this month is critical to help people get prepared for the unexpected. Hugs! Linda

  4. I had never heard of this but it makes so much sense, I can’t believe someone in my extended family hadn’t mentioned it. Holy cow! This is wonderful!

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