From the Lakes of Ireland
I first came across the Kelly Kettle in Ireland 10 years ago. I was visiting friends for a trout fishing trip and was amazed with the funny looking pot they kept in the food basket at the front of the boat. It was an experience when we first stopped for tea on a small island on Lough Mask in Galway. I learned that the kettle was a hand me down/over 40 years old from my friends uncle – it was ugly, dented, charred, and well used but despite its age and looks it boiled water in under 10 minutes with the little bit of twigs and drift wood we gathered on shore. Impressive!!! My friends told me how fisherman across Ireland had used the Kelly Kettle for over 100 years to make a warm cup of tea and meal on shore during their fishing trips in West Ireland. When I left to come home my friend gave me his old Kelly Kettle and is a cherished gift. It has since accompanied me on my yearly trips to the BWCA in northern MN and gave me countless warm beverages and meals while ice fishing. The Kelly Kettle is a useful tool for the outdoorsman and always wondered why we never saw them in the states. I was elated 3 years ago when I saw them listed in the Emergency Essentials catalog and promptly ordered a new stainless steel Kelly Kettle. The old Kelly Kettle from Western Ireland now sits by the fireplace as a discussion piece and am sure the newer model will give as many years of faithful reliable service.
Posted on 4/2/14 by BillWrite A Review
- Tech Specs
- Total Weight:
- 7 lbs. 1 oz.
- Base Camp Dimensions
- Fuel holder/base: 7 1/2” diameter x 3 1/4” tall
Kettle/chimney base: 6 1/8 diameter
Kettle/chimney height :12 1/4”
Chimney opening: 2 1/2” diameter
Water spout opening: 2” diameter
- Cook Set Dimensions
- Handle: 4 long x 1 1/4 wide x 7/8 tall
Pot: 5.5” diameter x 3” tall
Lid: 5.5” diameter x 1 1/4” tall
- Pot Support Dimensions
- Unassembled: 6 1/4” long x 4” tall x 1/16 thick
Assembled: 6 1/4” wide x 4” tall
- Additional Info
- No batteries or fuel canisters are needed for this product
- Most dehydrated and freeze-dried foods require water for cooking. This combo is a reliable way to have the needed water for your food storage.
- This combo comes with 2.5 lbs of the Fired Up!™ Fuel and Fire starter stored in a #10 stainless steel can.