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Old 12-19-2012, 03:35 AM   #1
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Anybody seen or used a Kelly Kettle?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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I've got the large one. Robust, rather bulky and dirty...but always works if you need to boil water. I use my multi fuel stove more as I use the fuel bottles for backup bike fuel. I Don't feel comfortable using the Kelly in my tent (vestibule of course) when weather is bad, like I do with the stove, something to consider.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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IMO the kelly kettle has some limited use, but there are more simpler & more practical items that can acheive the same results with greater flexability
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #4
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Cool product. Looks fairly efficient but, bulky. Might even improve the heat extraction from a burner stove when set on top. Lots of surface area for heating the liquid.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:41 AM   #5
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I have one and like it a lot. It's pretty bulky but nice to have something that doesn't require any fuel source other than what I can pick up off the ground.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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They are well made and work as advertised. There are a few issues to be aware of. the outside of the kettle gets extremely hot. I would not use it around kids without constant observation. it's very tempting to reach out and grab the sides (though you tend to only do this once in your life).

It's also tall with a small base making it less stable, especially with a cook pot on top. Solid, truly level ground is needed.

It does make one extremely hot fire!
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