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Message posted by Cheddar girl16/7/2014 at 9:55pm
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Please can someone help me with these Ghillie kettle cooking kits and the Kelly kettle . Are they worth the money, as I have never used one ???? Or can someone recommend what I could or shouls get many thanks

Message posted by Frazzle-16/7/2014 at 10:11pm
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I believe the Kelly kettle is for boiling water but is filled with sticks and brush wood (if I remember from the film/trailer that Mr Frazzle 'made' me watch several years ago). This would be for an adventure type of camping I believe.

We have a whistling kettle first used by Mr frazzle over 25 years ago.

Message posted by Graham16/7/2014 at 10:14pm
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All depends what you are going to use it for.....If just making a cuppa then a very simple camping gaz canister and burner is the best/simplest/cleanest/fuss free option.

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Message posted by Jax36517/7/2014 at 10:54am
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And a three-tier stainless steel steamer will cook a meal on one ring, and is also very easy to clean.

Kelly kettles are for boy scouts IMHO.

Noticed they have one burner suitcase gas cookers in Home and Bargain for around 10 the other day. These are much easier than having to scrabble about trying to find grass and twigs to light a fire to heat water.

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Message posted by reuben18/7/2014 at 12:48pm
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Boiling water in a kelly kettle is great fun. Yes, there are easier alternatives but I thought camping was supposed to be about the great outdoors...The cooking kits for these aren't worth the bother. Get yourself an Optimus 111T for that!!!

Or get a caravan & don't even bother to call it camping. 



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Message posted by chappers234120/7/2014 at 11:03pm
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Quote: Originally posted by reuben on 18/7/2014
Boiling water in a kelly kettle is great fun.



....and the quickest way I know to boil water, but they aren't really that well suited to organised campsites, some don't like the fire aspect and whilst you can stand them in the fire tray, you need a supply of dry twigs/grass etc.


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Kelly Kettles are great fun to use, but don't hold a massive amount of water if you're with groups. Google "Greenman Bushcraft" and look at their range of cooking sets. They have a Kelly Kettle stove that goes with the kettle to make a larger cooking area for pots and pans. My friend was using one the other week and 'i'm considering getting one for my Kelly, and they're only cheap from there, although i'm sure they're widely available in camping shops.

Hope thats of some help :)

Message posted by jelboy5303/8/2014 at 5:33pm
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I have a Kelly kettle and use it regularly....But I agree it is only good in certain situations....And on certain campsites where fires are allowed...Or "Wild Camping" Fishing etc.....

Not really for the neat and tidy regulated sites a lot of us use.......

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Message posted by Frog03/8/2014 at 6:54pm
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If you just want a quick cuppa then a jetboil is the perfect choice.

Message posted by happybonzo04/8/2014 at 6:58am
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I use a Kelly at least 4 times a week. It's saved me fortune in gas/meths/Coleman fuel/Aspen 4T/paraffin/petrol* over the years.

They take a little bit of practise to get the hang of but once you do, they're great



*apologies to anything I've missed out


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