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A new review has been created: Review of Kelly Kettle

Couple of years ago the Evil Bitch Queen From Hades inexplicably bought me a really useful piece of kit - a Kelly Kettle.

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Its a cross between a water heater and a cooker. Looks like a cut-down fire extinguisher and is a bit too big to manpack. The idea is that you can use any available source of flame - twigs, dung, hexy, and the larger size will bring 1.6 litres of water to a boil in 3-5 minutes. This can be done with two hexy blocks, so its very fuel efficient.

There is a gizmo that lets you put a pot / frying pan on top so you can cook at the same time as boil water.I've used it on ex a couple of times and it does work. I'd think i would be a very welcome addition to a remote FOB where cooking fuel is scarce, or packed in a vehicle read for use by the brew bitch.

Boils water quickly, very fuel efficient, good piece of kit.
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I've had one of these and regularly used it on exercises, carried in the back of the vehicle. It's not tactical, but it is fast and efficient. Too big to manpack though.

Ideal for vehicle crews as you can get a brew on quickly. The big advantage that you can use anything that will burn. I used to use a bit of hexy block or paper to start the fire and then just chucked twigs etc in the top.

Rodney2q
 
#4
I use one every day ..nearly... to make fresh tea on a island on lough conn, yes you can burn just about anything, but if no dry wood is to be found..a single firelighter wil usually roar away and be sufficient to boil it, cheating i know but needs must.

Strangely enough the guy who it is renamed after lives just a mile away..padraig kelly, it was originally called the 'volcano' believed to have been fashioned from some old gyppo system of water boiling.
 
#5
Fits nicely inside a Rocket pouch, with hexy fast brew although jet boil users will contest that. The potset atop the X fit can be a bit unwieldy, easier to make a brew then swap kettle for pot over firebase.
 

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#9
Yup good for fishing trips, river banks rather than boats and also long days in the woods looking after the pheasants! A PW I know made a little copper pipe attachment which meant you could use the steam to heat a hand heald can of beans or soup, done in a few seconds.
 
#10
I've had one for years, it lives in the back of my old Land Rover.

1st class piece of kit! =-D
 
#11
Swiss army version
 
#12
Darn it. Can't post pictures from here.
 
#16
It's got a few fancy bits but essentially it's a Benghazi, fitted to the AFV of your choice in my regiment since 1942.
 
#17
I have two, one covered in JB Weld to stop a seam leak the other sits in the car for the next snowstorm on the M8
Amazing what you can do with hot water.
 
#18
First heard about it in a thread on Arrse around last September and ordered one on the spot. It's a wonderful piece of kit to have although not necessarily the most convenient. Here it is, taken last Friday at an emplacement on the Israeli/Syrian border.
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I've had one of these and regularly used it on exercises, carried in the back of the vehicle. It's not tactical, but it is fast and efficient. Too big to manpack though.

Ideal for vehicle crews as you can get a brew on quickly. The big advantage that you can use anything that will burn. I used to use a bit of hexy block or paper to start the fire and then just chucked twigs etc in the top.

Rodney2q
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First heard about it in a thread on Arrse around last September and ordered one on the spot. It's a wonderful piece of kit to have although not necessarily the most convenient. Here it is, taken last Friday at an emplacement on the Israeli/Syrian border.
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