How To Use The Kelly Kettle Outside For Emergencies Or Camping

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This is for all my new readers, this is an awesome emergency stove or a great stove for camping! 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!

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.

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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26 thoughts on “How To Use The Kelly Kettle Outside For Emergencies Or Camping

  • August 20, 2014 at 10:22 am
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    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.

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    • August 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm
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      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

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    • August 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm
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      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!

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  • August 31, 2014 at 8:12 am
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    I’m intrigued. Can you use this as a means to purify water?

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    • September 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm
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      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

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  • August 31, 2014 at 10:48 am
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    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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  • June 2, 2018 at 7:50 am
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    I wish I would have had this great photo tutorial about the Kelly Kettle before bumbling through using mine for the first time. We had a random power outage that was not weather related and the Kelly Kettle ensured we all had our hot beverages for Bible time that morning. So glad you are introducing your readers to this awesome product.

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    • June 2, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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      Hi Kim, oh you are so nice. I wrote this article a few years ago but I have some new readers that may benefit from it. I’ LOVE hearing you had some hot beverages for Bible time! Great comment! Linda

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  • June 2, 2018 at 8:08 am
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    I love this. Every family should have one. We so easy to get fuel. Looks simple to use.

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    • June 2, 2018 at 12:59 pm
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      Hi, Sonya, it really is simple to use. I wish every family had one because you can use the fuel you can find in the desert, your yard or up in the mountains. It’s very simple to use. Linda

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  • June 2, 2018 at 8:56 am
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    I am so glad I “found” you. I have learned so much and have purchased some of the products you’ve recommended as my budget permits. Thanks so much and keep up the good work of educating us!

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    • June 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm
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      Hi, Vickie, I’m so glad you found me!! Thank you!!! Here’s the deal I learn from readers as well, I know God “planted” me where I live to teach the world. Thanks again for stopping by, Linda

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  • June 2, 2018 at 9:32 am
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    Another great post that I needed to help my family be prepared and for family camping. Living here in Alaska I find many of my neighbors are good with being self sufficient. However, when I compute to work by small aircraft to a city, it’s sometimes different. I have conversations with my patients, co workers, and people in general about preparedness. It surprises me that living in an area with earthquake tremors, possible roadblocks from avalanche, ice storms, no roads to our villages and cities, just barges or planes bringing supplies, that some don’t have food storage. On the other hand, many have freezers full of fish, game, berries, and tool sheds to make do with what is available. We tend to hoard things for repairs or rainy days. Play on words, cuz in Southeast Alaska we have lots of rainy days!
    I learned a lot from natives in Arctic and here, and Alaskans in general about subsistance living. I guess raising our own animals, having a well for our water, having a garden, gleaning from fields in Arizona, was our own way of teaching our children a type of subsistence life style. Even in an apt or city we can do a little each month or week to learn and be more prepared for unemployment, sickness, disaster, etc. I can’t thank you enough for helping us learn and doing our homework for us! Your experience and research is just so very helpful! With making a living consuming my life, I find doing a fee things gradually, from your suggestions has added up quite quickly over the last two years. Thank you again dear Linda! My kind friend I’ve never seen in person, but appreciate and care about! In spite of your health challenges you share your insight and experience with so many of us on this beautiful planet! Hope your summer is full of sunshine and flowers!

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    • June 2, 2018 at 1:04 pm
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      OH my sweet friend Carla, I LOVE your comment!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s really interesting how we can collect a little at a time just like you mentioned. I don’t have thousands of dollars to plunk down on preparedness stuff. But we can all do one can at a time. Hugs, Linda

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  • June 2, 2018 at 11:35 am
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    Hi Linda,
    This definitely looks like something I need. Is this still available and where? Thanks so much for all you do to help us be prepared.

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    • June 2, 2018 at 1:06 pm
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      Hi Rita, I just put some Amazon links (several Kelly Kettles) in my post. I got the stainless steel one with everything so I could cook several different ways. I’m not sure if they are available in stores. You will love it. Good to hear from you, Linda

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  • June 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm
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    I have the 54 oz stainless Kelly. I make coffee and oatmeal in the morning and pour the rest of the water into a 40oz thermos to cook barley, beans, and cut up veggies for supper. Very efficient use of fuel that way.

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    • June 3, 2018 at 9:27 am
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      HI Jack, I love your comment!!! Yes, that’s a very efficient use of water and fuel!! Awesome! Linda

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  • June 2, 2018 at 11:14 pm
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    Awesome use of photos. You basically created a step by step photo guide. Like they say, a photo is worth a thousand words. I heard of these kettles a few years ago, but you just don’t see many people using or recommending them. It’s a better choice to support a family or group. And I feel the kettle it’s safer to use than an open pot of boiling water. With some help, a younger person could manage it and help out.
    You didn’t touch upon this point, but it hit me that this a reliable piece of gear (no parts to break or replace) easy to care for, that supports long term sustainability with free organic fuel. There is never a shortage of twigs, tree bark, deadwood and pine cones.

    The only issue I have is that to purify water, it’s like using an open pot. The dirty water being unfiltered, needs to be boiled and turned to steam (distilled) which will be safe to drink, and thus requires a tube or pipe or at least a sort of lid or funnel on which the water can condensate. With that handy spout, a metal cup, or even aluminum foil would work with a pot, bowl or cup underneath to catch the now purified water, dripping out.

    A Tip: If all you have a is a single cup or pot all is lost. You can place a bandanna, handkerchief or any piece of cloth that absorbs water over any container you can boil water in. When the steams rises and makes contact with the cloth and condensates, it’ll be absorbed and then you can squeeze the water out of the bandanna and drink the distilled water.

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    • June 3, 2018 at 9:29 am
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      Hi Frank, another awesome comment, thank you! I wonder if the water that is in the “steam” section would purify the water? I have several water purifiers but for those that are just starting out this may work. I need pictures, I learn so much more when I see the process. Linda

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  • June 3, 2018 at 12:44 pm
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    Hi Linda, Thank you so much for this article. I want one of these kelly kettles, it sounds so easy to use. You said you are having a give away, how do we enter the contest? I love your articles, Cathy

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    • June 3, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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      Hi Cathy, sorry about that, there is no giveaway. This is a post I wrote a few years ago. Although, I may do one in the future. They are always asking me to do one. Thanks for the heads up. Linda

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  • June 3, 2018 at 8:34 pm
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    Hi Linda,
    I bought this same model a year or so ago. I love it. I take it to my Survival Trainings and it amazes everyone. Several have started showing up to the classes.
    Thanks for this wonderful article. As usual ,I will share with my local groups.
    Have a great Summer.
    RangerRick
    Automatic Survivor-President
    North Idaho

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    • June 4, 2018 at 5:01 am
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      Hi Ranger Rick, I’m so glad to hear from you! I love hearing you take yours to your Survival Training classes! It’s awesome and uses very little fuel. Keep training, you rock! You have a great summer as well. Linda

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