This is for all my new readers who really want to be prepared for the unexpected. This “kettle” 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 all kinds of outdoor food preparation, including camping, day hiking, and for an unforeseen emergency when we lose power and you need to cook meals.
That works for me! It’s great when a product can be used in so many different situations. One of the challenges of being away from home, or even in the backyard for that matter, is having a cooking source that is easily portable, can use readily available fuel, and is efficient. I’ve found the Kelly Kettle hits the mark on every point. The one pictured below is similar to the one I have, Kelly Kettle.
Stainless Steel or Aluminum Kelly Kettle
The Kelly Kettle comes in aluminum or stainless steel. I decided on stainless steel since I felt it would hold up better. 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 so you can visualize yourself putting one to use. This is really the most reliable ultra-fast camping kettle for the outdoors. It’s very light, extremely durable, and works even in extreme weather conditions.
No Propane, Gas, or Liquid Fuel is Needed
Oh my gosh, I love that this doesn’t need any propane, gas, or liquid fuel. Place a few wads of newspaper in the bottom of the base unit as a fire starter since it ignites so easily. Next, I put a layer of fuel I was able to retrieve from my yard and the local golf course. I used twigs, pine cones, dry leaves, etc. You can 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 the 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 small dry branches and the dry leaves and the fire started so quickly!
Double Walled Kelly Kettle Stove
Next, you place the main double-walled stove on the base as shown above. Here’s the deal, I couldn’t figure out how this unit worked because I didn’t realize it had a double-walled pitcher built-in, so to speak. Yep, I get it now. The flue/chimney 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 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.
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.
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 reheating your drinks.
Kelly Kettle Hobo Stove Accessory
Hobo Stove On Base
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!
Everything Stores In This Bag
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Why would I want a Kelly Kettle rather than a small camping stove?
I can explain a number of reasons why this unit is preferable. First of all, it doesn’t require any external fuel source like butane or propane. You just gather materials that are readily available and use them for fuel. When camping or hiking that saves on space and weight.
It has a built-in container to heat and use liquids, like water, soup, etc. It also has a grill attachment so you can cook things like you would on an open fire or on your camp stove. It is smaller, so you’re limited to how much to heat or cook at any given time.
The built-in handle and the lip protector are handy safety features that really impressed me. None of us want burned hands or lips when trying to prepare and eat a meal.
It is very efficient as illustrated by how fast it can boil water. When you’re hungry you want to eat NOW! No reason to wait a long time for meals using the Kelly Kettle. Finding sufficient free fuel shouldn’t be a problem whether in your backyard, up in the mountains, or near a lake.
Where can I purchase a Kelly Kettle?
They can be purchased at a number of places, but it may be easier to just order one on Amazon. I did see they are sold at Cabela’s and Grommet.
What does a Kelly Kettle cost?
The cost will depend on what accessories you decide to buy. Again, check online and see what options are available and how much they each cost. Remember, to consider the stainless steel option, and that you’ll save on fuel in the long run by not having to purchase butane, propane, etc.
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, leaves, and my newspapers for fuel is a HUGE plus for me. Here’s to being prepared for the unexpected. May God Bless this world, Linda