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Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#16
Daryle,

the Svea 123 remains one of my favorites, tho I'm succumbing to the convenience of the Pocket Rocket. Haven't tried sole reliance on the 2 oz. titanium alcohol stove yet. Field trial wasn't as promising as the concept.

Tim,
Ron brought his Jetboil to Alaska, and one fuel canister kept us in hot water all week.

Sloan,

If I'm not backpacking, I like a traditional billy pot over a small fire. Probably neither as quick nor fuel efficient as the Kelly.

Sg
 
#17
Daryle,

the Svea 123 remains one of my favorites, tho I'm succumbing to the convenience of the Pocket Rocket. Haven't tried sole reliance on the 2 oz. titanium alcohol stove yet. Field trial wasn't as promising as the concept.

Tim,
Ron brought his Jetboil to Alaska, and one fuel canister kept us in hot water all week.

Sloan,

If I'm not backpacking, I like a traditional billy pot over a small fire. Probably neither as quick nor fuel efficient as the Kelly.

Sg

Nice! You make your famous chili in that.
 
#18
That's good information to have on the Jet Boil. I usually keep a little propane burner in my truck during the colder fishing trips so I can make some tea if I get too cold.
 
#19
A word of caution on the jet boil. It boils water FAST! I bought one with the sissyfied French press option and was giving it a test run in my kitchen prior to taking it on a camping trip. I had the lid sitting loosely on top and the next thing I know coffee is spurting out the lid, it roiled up so fast.

A guy I'm with on the camping trip had one as well and I'm telling him this story while he's making coffee one morning. About the time I finish he looks at his and coffee is spurting out the lid on his too. :eek: Pretty funny.
 
#21
SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!

The folks returned my phone call in less than 24 hours, and the unit was shipped (day after Thanksgiving) the same day. Will report back when I get my hands on this puppy.
Arggggg; things made 'cheap as chips.':mad: It's going back. Stick with the Kelly Kettle!!!!!!
 
#22
At three pounds!!??!! Nothing that goes in my backpack weighs three pounds. Not my tent. Not my sleeping bag. Nothing. I've got several backpacking stoves; they range in weight from two ounces to 13 ounces. Cripes, talk about primitive equipment - save that for John Coulter and Jerimiah Johnson!
im gonna have to agree 3 lbs is a lot to pack during my hikes to high mtn lakes of ID no way that would make it in my pack my peak burner is only few ounces and the fuel isnt even 1 lb.

sorry when im packing in every lil big of weight saved is worth it.

its neat but i wouldend suggest it if you are backpacking
 

fredaevans

Active Member
#24
SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!

can you expand on this a little for us please???
The main body of the unit is fairly light copper sheeting that's 'brazed' up the side/around the top/bottom to seal the unit. (Not a very well done job I might add.) The handles are very small and you'd be hard pressed to actually pick up the unit (full of boiling water) without burning yourself.

The burner unit is stamped/riveted light weight alum. and will bend very easily. Ditto the stove top section.

The Kelly Kettle is very well constructed out of heavy Alum. through out.
 

David Loy

Senior Moment
#25
Glad to read this thread. I've been interested in getting a Kelly Kettle in the past and was about to pull the trigger on the copper kettle until I finished your post.
While looking into the KK, I also found this link:
http://www.eydonkettle.co.uk/

Their large one looks very similar to the KK but they have the "Popular" model that might be a good size to consider. Have no idea about quality though and the KK as certainly been around for a while.

I wouldn't consider this for hiking. Nor would I consider my other "high tech" cooking gear, dutch ovens. My favorite "go anywhere" is a 10" that stays in my "go box" but I also have a 12", 14" and 16" for group outings. Roast pig, beans and corn bread?