These great kettles are lightweight and compact. What’s more, they are incredibly easy to use, and work every time without fail – even in extreme weather. There is no need for an open fire, no fuel to purchase or carry, and no continued operating costs. The Kelly Kettle is available in two different sizes. The Trekker boils 0.6 litres of water, is ideal for 1-2 people, and is great for backpacking, while the Scout boils 1.2 litres of water, perfect for a family of 4, group outings and survival kits. Each comes with it’s own carry bag.
Always make sure you remove the protective stopper from the kettle. Fill with 0.6litres (20oz) of water. Don’t replace the stopper, and make sure the waterspout is free from all other obstructions when the kettle is in use. Remove the fire base from the bottom of the kettle and place the base on level ground, with the flat side down. Fill the base with dry grass or leaves, then add kindling on top, some small sticks or twigs will do. Place the kettle securely on the base and drop more fuel (sticks, pine cones etc.) down the chimney.
Light the fire through the holes in the side of the base and face the hole into the wind for extra draft if needed. Drop extra fuel through the chimney top as the fuel burns down. When the water boils, use both hands to hold the handle at a 90-degree angle to the body of the kettle and lift it clear of the fire base. Once clear, use the handle and chain for pouring.
For best results, use your Kelly Kettle with either an Aeropress or a pour over filter cone.