Wilderness and Urban Survival Gear Review: The Kelly Kettle for Emergency Preparedness

During an emergency or disaster, pure drinking water is critical, and boiling may be the only practical method of purification. That’s why an effective, biomass-fueled method of boiling water can be very, very useful. Check out this review of the Base Camp Kelly Kettle.

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  1. Family Prepper
    Family Prepper 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Nice Review mate, I love my Kelly Kettle, we have the cook kit for ours.
    Ours lives in the back of the car, we keep it filled with a faire starter, some small kindling and pine cones, we use it regularly in car parks etc… to make a brew, or to fill hot water bottles if its cold out. the cook kit allows to to heat a can of soup at the same time as boiling the water, for my family its been a great investment.

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  2. Harry Johnson
    Harry Johnson 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Nice video, well done,  thank you.

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  3. G36Jeff
    G36Jeff 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Who taught u how to make a fire

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  4. Survival Common Sense
    Survival Common Sense 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Thanks for watching!

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  5. fireangeltears
    fireangeltears 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Great video, thank you 😉

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  6. savgal1211
    savgal1211 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Ww have the STAINLESS STEEL Kelly and Love it!! More costly, but we won't need to buy a second one.. ( Unless for the Fun of it)

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  7. 450rhino1
    450rhino1 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Glad to hear you are recovering well. Wish you all the best. Keep dreaming of all the outdoor adventures up and coming when spring returns. 🙂 get well Bud.

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  8. Survival Common Sense
    Survival Common Sense 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    I'll steal that S hook tip. I've been laid up after open heart surgery, so this winter I must live vicariously through other folks' adventures. I can't wait to try the Trekker for backpacking.

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  9. Survival Common Sense
    Survival Common Sense 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    I have a Trekker ordered for backpacking. I may be re-thinking my whole cooking setup…

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  10. 450rhino1
    450rhino1 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Hi.
    I've only used it twice so far, (Too much snow to travel). I made up some pre packaged wood kits inside pencil holders from the dollar store. This keeps my K-Kettle from getting all smoked up from a big flame in the base. I find it only takes 3 pieces of pine about three inches long with a little Birch bark to boil the kettle. (Base camp model) Amazing.I put an S hook on the side of the handle, to hold my cork/chain, from getting dirty. I'll keep you informed. thanks.

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  11. VANDERBEAVER
    VANDERBEAVER 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    My. Next purchase will be this

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  12. Survival Common Sense
    Survival Common Sense 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Let me know how you like it. So far, I like mine so much I intend to get the backpacker version.

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  13. Survival Common Sense
    Survival Common Sense 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    I was using junky, damp pine that I picked up off the ground. It would probably work much better with good wood, but I always test gear with whatever I have available.

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  14. MrJoeyBoombotz
    MrJoeyBoombotz 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    That's pretty fast for 6-7 cups. Your red/flame was orange the entire time I saw it meaning the fire didn't even get that hot. You may have been able to use even a little less wood making the flame hotter and it might have boiled faster. I've always wanted one of those but I always a Dakota Fire Pit. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. 450rhino1
    450rhino1 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Just got one for Christmas. Surfing all the vids to get some ideas on how to best use it. Great video.

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  16. rajparmarman
    rajparmarman 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    i would not advise getting drunk while in an emergency survival situation…. 😉

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  17. Survival Common Sense
    Survival Common Sense 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    I didn't time it exactly – it appeared to be between four and six minutes once the fire got started.

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  18. MrJoeyBoombotz
    MrJoeyBoombotz 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    The question you said was' how quick?' you could boil 54oz of water. You never told us.

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  19. Zack Yert
    Zack Yert 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    Could you use this with alcohol?

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  20. Survival Common Sense
    Survival Common Sense 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    I noticed that potential. I wouldn't have filled it so full, except nobody could see the water boil. So far, I am really impressed with this product.

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  21. Joe Feser
    Joe Feser 29 June, 2016, 10:03

    If it is filled too high it spills out with extreme force. Be careful. I love this device.

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