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storm kettle
« on: November 11, 2008, 01:43:44 PM »
Has anyone ever used a storm kettle? I've had one a few months now and think there great. With a few twigs you can boil a 1ltr of water in no time at all, in any weather condition.
Being a stereo type Englishman in need hot water for a cup of tea even if I'm in the middle of nowhere!

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Re: storm kettle
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 03:01:51 PM »
I just looked this up on wikipedia. Interesting device.... Any US vendors of these?
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Here is one:
http://www.thermette.com/
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Re: storm kettle
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 06:04:56 PM »
Interesting device.  Thought I would use my old old bundt cake pan - a tin one for something similar.  Not sure the metal would last.  C.

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Re: storm kettle
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 03:01:00 AM »
That's a big surprise i can only find 1 vendor in the U.S! Normally i can't find equipment in the UK and have to pay loads on P&P to ship from the U.S.
Having hot water has to be one of the most comforting things in a survival situation.

USA Store
http://www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=3075


UK Stores
http://www.lakelandbushcraft.co.uk/acatalog/Kelly_Kettles.html?gclid=CKq3yZyw75YCFQTnlAodsVRxrA
http://www.kellykettle.com/?gclid=CK7PrLiw75YCFRyR1QodmRcerQ

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Re: storm kettle
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 06:31:11 AM »
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...Lehman's.  Gawd I love that place!

Not to take away from Jack's forum, but ZS is good for something, sometimes.  Lot's more info HERE

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Re: storm kettle
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Re: storm kettle
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 08:51:54 PM »
if the people who make the thermette would make a smaller one, I'd buy it and replace my homemade alcohol kit with it.

i hate boiling in unlined alluminum which keeps me from buying a kelly kettle.

the thermette is copper with a better handle but its gigantic and heavy!

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Re: storm kettle
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 11:31:34 PM »
anyone tried making one of these using an old dairy can? I was looking over the design and I kept seeing the structural similarities between a kettle and a dairy can. Modify the bottom, line it with copper, build a small pipe out of the side and if it has a lid already all you have to do is build a trivet for the top to rest upon. At least that is how it seems to me, if I can get a dairy can for less than $10 made from good metal I will give it a shot with some of the copper sheeting I have lying around.