Kelly Kettle® Base Camp – Basic Kit – Stainless Steel Camp Kettle

$124.99

The Kelly Kettle Base Camp – Basic Kit is the largest of the Kelly Kettles. Ideal for large groups, base camping, car camping, picnics, outdoor education and survival kits. The Base Camp kettle holds 54 fl. oz. of water.

Base Camp Basic Kit includes:

  • Stainless Steel Base Camp Kettle
  • Cook set
  • Kelly Kettle Pot Support
  • Storage Bag

Ideal for large groups, base camping, car camping, picnics, outdoor education, and survival kits. All items fit neatly within the kettle itself for transport/storage.

Basic Kits are awesome, however – Ultimate Kits are absolutely the best value when purchasing Kelly Kettle products!

Description

About the Kelly Kettle Base Camp Kit

The Kelly Kettle Base Camp is the largest of the Kelly Kettles. The 54 oz/1.59L Kettle, Cook Set and Pot Support fit neatly together into their own drawstring carrying bag which can be put into or carried hanging from a rucksack or backpack.

The Kelly Kettle Basic Base Camp Kit is a highly efficient outdoor camping kit suitable for car camping, family picnics, scouts, kayaking, caravan camping and outdoor education. A vital piece of gear for wilderness survival kits / disaster kits. The ideal backpacking Kelly Kettle.

Introducing a Camping Kettle with Whistle

A green whistle has replaced the orange stopper on the Kettles and will sound a nice loud whistle to let you know when the water has boiled. Older Kelly Kettles may have an Orange Rubber or Cork Stopper. These MUST ALWAYS be removed before using the kettle. The Kettle must never be boiled with the older stoppers in the spout, but the new GREEN camping kettle with whistle can be left in while the water is boiling.

Best Camping Kettle in Bad Weather

All Kelly Kettle products are the best kettle for camping as they work extremely well in stormy weather conditions. They are a vital piece of camping equipment for any outdoor adventure. Extremely dependable as they have no moving parts to fail or break.

Burn All Natural Fuel

Never pack fuel again and save money. Kelly Kettles are cost free to run and eco-friendly, as they use all natural fuel such as twigs, dry grass, heather, birch bark, pine cones, dry animal dung, etc. Remember: The Kettle has been designed to boil water extremely fast in all weather conditions using very little fuel. When filled with water, the Kelly Kettle should always be carried upright to avoid any spillage/leakage from the water spout or chimney top.

Kelly Kettle users have described their kettles as the “Greatest Invention of all Time”.

Ultimate Kits are absolutely the best value when purchasing Kelly Kettle products!

Note: The fire bases invert partially up into the bottom of our Kelly Kettles to make the unit as compact as possible for transporting and storage. Normally, the fire base will not invert fully up into the kettle. This is particularly evident with the Medium size Kelly Kettle. Never force the inverted base up into the Kelly Kettle to try and achieve a “Perfect Fit.” This may cause damage to your Kelly Kettle or result in the base becoming stuck within the kettle.

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  1. Crankbait

    Crankbait

    Set this thing down inside my Weber coal chimney with about 10 or 12 hot coals and boiled water in about 5 minutes. It doesn’t require a lot of storage space and not that hard to clean. You will be a happy camper if you purchase this.

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  2. Colleen

    Colleen

    Tom Sawyer should be so lucky as to have one of these! I can almost see my Grandpa using this. He took me fishing all the time.

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  3. Capt Dave

    Capt Dave

    This is a great product! It has rock-solid construction and it really works just as described. Had boiling water in about 6 minutes. Using some type of solid fuel fire starter helps the initial burn but when the chimney heats up it is amazing. Just add small pieces of wood and off it goes. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a reliable way to boil well over a liter of water quickly. The Base Camp model is bulky but worth it. A+++PS I am not receiving any kickback for this review.

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  4. DD563

    DD563

    I see these in action on my trips to Ireland where the fishermen have used the SAME one for generations. With a Ziploc of dry grass/twigs, you will have a quart of boiling water – in a strong wind with heavy drizzle and 40* weather – in 5 minutes or less. Just remember to not OVERFIRE it. The # 1 reason for returns is overheating it without enough water in it. The key is to use just enough twigs to see the flames barely exit the top – NOT a giant fire-spewing volcano. We use ours twice a month at least because it’s also a very cool way to boil water while friends & guests watch. I light it and we talk for the 5 minutes or so it takes to boil for tea or coffee. You can also heat up a can of beans or chili con carne on top as the water boils. It really deserves a 10-star rating.

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  5. Anchor

    Anchor

    I tested it on my gas stove and worked beautifully; boiled water in 10-12 minutes. I’m looking forward to using it in the field.

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  6. Aherpa

    Aherpa

    I ordered this kettle, hoping that it could double used as a canteen. But, it is not designed to be watertight, probably to avoid an explosion if someone stopped up the mouth of the water jacket. My kettle was not water-tight around either the chimney or the water jacket mouth. When I emailed Kelly Kettle, they informed me it was not supposed to be watertight at the top of the kettle mouth (the chimney), but that it was supposed to be water tight around the water jacket mouth. They promptly sent me a new kettle which was watertight around the water jacket mouth, and made arrangements with Fed-Ex to pick up the other kettle, I only needed to pack it in the original box and leave it outside, Fed-Ex would put the label on it and return it. No charge to me. Great customer service! The kettle is well made and really does boil water quickly. Be picky about what you burn in it though, the inside of the chimney quickly builds up tarry stuff. Use clean-burning fuel that puts out as little smoke as possible. The chimney has a fairly large space that cans of Sterno could be stored in if you really wanted to minimize cleanup.

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  7. AntacticaJ

    AntacticaJ

    Kelly Kettle stainless steel Base Camp is a fantastic ultra-efficient way to boil water using any natural fuel including, twigs, sticks, small pieces of scrap wood, dry grass, paper, or even desiccated animal dung. It boils 1.5 liters of water in less than 6 minutes. It uses a heating effect similar to a rocket stove, but lightweight with a pack weight of ~2lbs. I LOVE my Kelly Kettle! Tried & true, it has been used by fishermen in Ireland for over 100 years. I use the Kelly Kettle to boil water for tea, to cook on, and when hiking, to rehydrate my freeze-dried food as well as boil the water used to make it. It works great, rain or shine. Stop carrying gas, propane, alcohol, or hexamine fuel tablets (Esbit) and use available natural sources. Unless you are in the Sahara Desert, Antarctica, or the Arctic Circle, there should be no problem finding a natural source of fuel. Watch any of the Kelly Kettle customer reviews/demos on YouTube and you’ll be hooked. For cooking, Kelly Kettle also makes a lightweight stainless steel Hobo-Stove that fits on the firebase container of the Kelly Kettle and this works far better than the pot support that fits on top of the kettle. (Or you can make your own gasifier stove or hobo-stove out of a 6″ wide coffee can that fits perfectly on top of the Kelly Kettle firebase container.) With the Stainless Steel Base Camp, you will always be prepared to quickly boil a good amount of water without all those expensive hard-to-carry fuels that may be difficult to replace during an emergency, or if you are out in nature camping. I even take mine Hiking because it’s worth the 2lb weight. I’m very happy with mine after almost 2 years of use!

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  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous

    This kettle does a great job boiling water quickly (we got it to boil a full kettle in about 5 minutes), the fire is easy to keep going, and it’s easy to use. When we tried this the first time, the chimney was very smokey, but I figure that was due to the mesquite twigs we used. I haven’t tried to heat anything on top of the chimney yet, but I do think we’ll add the hobo stove to this kit. I got the Base Camp kettle so that I could boil water for coffee/hot chocolate for the whole family in one go. This kettle is HUGE, which is okay for car camping if you don’t have a tight trunk. The handle thing that comes with the pot/skillet is pretty terrible. I wish it had a folding handle similar to the handles that Kelly Kettle puts on their nesting cups.

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  9. Chris and Amy

    Chris and Amy