Redneck Kelly Kettle

and now for the redneck version of a Kelly Kettle.

“…volcano kettle is complete. It weighs 42g or 1 1/2oz and the stove weighs 31g or just over an ounce.

I just finished and tested my first customer’s kettle and it boiled 2 cups (16oz 474g) of 17C tap water in 3 mins 30 seconds using 13 grams of alcohol fuel.

I think that’s as fast as the quickest gas and canister stoves using a conventional pan set up isn’t it?

It has a thermal efficiency of 60% and has met all my targets for weight, speed, economy, and ergonomics.

I can also make these using heineken keg cans with a slightly smaller capacity if they use the fast 1oz stove or a full 2 cups using my 4g lip balm pot stove. Boil time with the small stove is around 9 mins.”

via Make Your Own Gear » 2 cup Volcano kettle boils in 3 1/2 mins with 13g alcohol ! — BackpackingLight.com Forums.

Kelly Kettle

Have you seen this?  What a great idea!

“The Kelly Kettle®, also known as the Volcano Kettle, has been an essential piece of kit for Irish fishermen for generations. Quickly boiling water using virtually any fuel, the Kelly Kettle lets you enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee in minutes rather than the stale version you can look forward to from a flask. Compact, durable and lightweight and can be operated with virtually any fuel: sticks, dry grass, heather, birch bark, pine cones, even dry camel dung!?d”

via Kelly Kettle 1 Pint – €42.33 : Zen Cart!, The Art of E-commerce.