Kelly Kettle® Trekker – Small Stainless Steel Camp Kettle


The Trekker Kelly Kettle is the smallest size kettle. Ideal lightweight camping kettle for couples, small groups, hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, picnics. The stainless steel kettle includes Kettle + Firebase + Whistle Stopper + Bag.

The Kelly Kettle Trekker boils 20 fl. oz. of water quickly using all natural fuel like sticks, twigs, dry grass, pine cones, bark. Carbon-Neutral, Eco Friendly, Creates a Great Camping Experience! Never carry fuel again. Works in ALL weather conditions, even rain, and wind.

Ultralight backpacking kettle – 10.4″ tall (packed). Only weighs 1.5 lbs


About the Kelly Kettle Trekker

The Kelly Kettle Trekker stainless steel camp kettle boils approximately 20 oz of water at a time – that’s about three 6 oz. mugs of water for camp coffee, tea or hot cocoa. The small Trekker Kelly Kettle will bring water to a boil within a matter of minutes. Perfect lightweight camping kettle for 1-2 people, trekking, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, picnics, fishing. The trekker kettles are ideal for emergency preparedness kits, humanitarian aid stations, or anyone working in the forests or the great outdoors.

Fire base and drawstring carrying bag are included with each Kelly Kettle. The durable stainless steel Firebase inverts up into the bottom of the kettle to make the unit as compact as possible for transport and storage.

The 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 these older stoppers in the spout, but the new 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 all 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. Add the Kelly Kettle Pot Support and Cook Set to your gear and prepare small amounts of food like noodles, rice, oatmeal, eggs, and hydrate food over the kettle while your water boils. Boil water and cook food at the same time using only a handful of natural fuel!

Better yet, grab a Kelly Kettle Hobo Stove accessory and turn the Firebase of your kettle into a stand alone wood-fueled camping stove. See our Stainless Steel Kit offerings for best value on Kelly Kettle and all the accessories.

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”.

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  1. Mr. Is Greig

    Mr. Is Greig

    It heats water very efficiently; burning anything that will give a flame. This will boil water in pretty much any kind of weather providing the fuel is dry. The stronger the gale, the faster the burn, and the design allows very little rain to interfere no matter how stormy the weather. If you want a hot drink while on the wild side, this is the kit you need.

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  2. Ric


    While it doesn’t boil much, a pint or so at a time, the space and weight make up for it in speed. Use the base since that is where you get your airflow. Once I used that we made hot drinks and water for soup for 4 people, so no one was waiting more than 4 minutes for water. So a large group can use this as well as a small group. A bit of a trick I came up with is your first boil use a bit larger stick, say marker size so there is a bed of coals once you get a boil. I used homemade cotton and wax fire starkers and they work fine. Use small sticks, and I mean small pencil size or less. They will boil water in a few minutes. Serve water, refill and add small sticks to your fire, blow gentle until you see flames, repeat if more water is needed. You can once done, use the coals for a campfire or simply let die. Just be careful to grab from the sides, since the flames and heat come right out the top. Watch videos of how to use this. It was worth getting and I am sure it will get a lot of us this winter for hot drinks in cold weather.

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  3. Bob Besley

    Bob Besley

    This is an absolute device to own as a prepper or a hiker.

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  4. Pope Zeke IV

    Pope Zeke IV

    This is my second Kelly Kettle, after the Base Camp model that has the cork stopper. This Trekker comes with green stopper. Upon inspection, I found no flaws. The welding seams were even and neat. Sheet metal work done precisely. No dent or scratches. What an improvement from the Base Camp model that is over 10 years old, which came with one flaw, a tiny crack above the waterline.I was a little wary at first, but I am glad I bought this. The large Base Camp model was a little too bulky to carry around, and this Trekker is just right for one person’s needs. It’s about the similar size as a 2L soda bottle.The cold water boiled in a few seconds past 4-minute mark. Fuel used was a piece of 8 inch-long, 2X2 pine, chopped to finger size pieces (actually, I used only half of it to bring the filtered water to a boil for tea; be sure to boil for at least 2 min. if you are using the water from a pond or a river). You will be impressed by how little fuel it uses to boil 0.5L of cold water.Because I filled too near the spout, the water boiled over, and in three, short seconds, it doused the fire (I had the stopper off). Since the fire bowl is small, it does not take much water to kill the fire. If you are planning to use the fire bowl for cooking, make sure you under-fill. The Kelly Kettle must be used with water in the tank. The green stopper fits tightly, and I shall test next time to see how much water spews forth through the whistle opening. I want to see if it will keep the fire from being doused if it boils over. (Update: the stopper keeps most of the water away from the fire bowl. Only a minimal amount drips to the lip of the bowl, and it evaporates soon as it lands.) Use the green stopper in the opening, with confidence! The inner sleeve is polished, seen through the spout. The outer surface is brushed steel. Spot welding was done well. I liked the connector ring that hooks the stopper to the chain. Both the chain and the ring exude care and quality. A pleasing improvement on details and overall quality, compared to the Base Camp model which is over 10 years old–it still works so well, however. I think I will be using the Trekker more often from now on. Who knows, I might get the Scout model, too. I just like Kelly Kettle. Extra info: Kelly Kettle Trekker fits over the popular wood gas stoves that are being sold under the brand names such as Lixada, Ohuhu, etc (not intended as product promotion). Their pot supports also fit over Trekker’s fire bowl. Trekker and wood gas stove make a fantastic combo.

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  5. Bill


    Awesome! I own a base camp Kelly Kettle SS. It works very well but it is too large to carry in a packsack, so l purchased the smallest Kelly K made. The Trecker is even better built quality than my base camp. Both kettles are very easy to use and boil water very quickly. I highly recommend this product.

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  6. More to Life Outfitters

    More to Life Outfitters

    We love the Kelly Kettle. Amazing piece of gear.

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  7. Sandra Baker

    Sandra Baker

    It requires only bio-fuel to cook and build the fire. I am very excited about this product. It does not matter if the power is out or not. I can still cook. I can also cook in a dry camping situation.

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  8. Imtanthony


    I have had my stainless steel trekker for almost 5 years I always would carry it in my pack. It always worked great no matter what the conditions were. Unfortunately, my pack and beloved Trekker were stolen from my truck. Working on getting a new one. The moral of the story is well-built gear lasts.

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