Kelly Kettles

Is there anyone out there that does not own a Kelly Kettle?

You must at least have heard of them though?


It is a portable device for boiling water outdoors using twigs and other small combustible materials; tit consist of a water jacket surrounding a fire chamber which creates an upward chimney draft ensuring efficient and rapid boiling even in windy or wet weather. Essentially you can use pine cones, mosses, bits of bark small twigs & random litter to get the wee fire going and you do not have to worry about the wind. Personally I send my child out after twigs to fuel it and he loved sticking them in the hole and watching them burn.
Cotswald Outdoor have the new one with the plastic stopper instead of my old school one with the cork. The big Kelly Kettle at Cotswald looks like the one you can get a nifty adapter for to grill stuff on the top – failing that you can stick a wee homemade grill on the top to cook meat or a wild trout if you fancy it.

Winter Grayling fishing and hot freshly brewed coffee anyone?



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  1. backcountryfishnerd · November 26, 2012

    This contraption seems pretty cool. Have yet to see it state side…

  2. Alistair · November 26, 2012

    I am surprised at that – they are pretty standard fishing kettles over here with wild fishers.

  3. Andrew Griffiths · November 26, 2012

    Hmm, I have one for sale, if anyone is fooled – er – interested. 😉

    Think it is at the back of a cupboard somewhere. Reluctant sale…. not!

  4. Alistair · November 26, 2012

    Lol, you should maybe give it to your girlfriend: -) was that the first time you used it?

  5. Andrew Griffiths · November 26, 2012

    was that the first time you used it?

    (nods) And last!

  6. Alistair · November 26, 2012

    Yet you still manage to do other things twice that you found difficult at first?