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Volcano Kettles

Are the Australian type Volcano Kettles available in the UK. If so How much are they and who sells them.

I do not mean the Kelly Kettles.

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ive seen them around, dont recall them as australian though, i seem to remember them being called irish "tinker" kettles

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www.footlose4x4.co.uk have them.



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Originally posted by Jabbawocky:
Are the Australian type Volcano Kettles available in the UK. If so How much are they and who sells them.

I do not mean the Kelly Kettles.

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Just passing through on the way to my market stall, but I can add my 2p's worth on this one.

I was trafficking in what I consider to be the superior Australian models a couple of years ago, but not any more. Knocked out by some farmer in NSW, they were nearly functional and cheap but - soldered and galvanised - could be better. (I optimised mine a bit).
Next time you're in a bookshop look a p.156 of my new blue Sahara book for pictures (or the colour pages of the old edition).
I still get good reports from people who bought them.

In the UK everyone and his dog sells those utterly poxy Kellies
(http://footloose4x4.co.uk/productImages/kellykettle.gif) which, IMHO, proves they don't actually use use them (or are already in the final stages of Altzeimers ;-). Overcomplicated and unfuctional. And look at the price!

Besides books, one of my lesser time/money wasting projects has been to produce a good range of v-kettlesĀ® as I sometimes believe they are a great idea. I made some designs based on the Au model and finally got a couple of protos made in s/steel but the guy did not get it at all - used a sawed down a drainpipe which weighed a ton and would not conduct unless siting under a Saturn V rocket on lift off.

Realistically, I know the line would need to be bashed out in an Asian sweatshop, like all of today's lightweight s/steel camping pots and pans - and how do you do that without going broke before you start?

At times I still think, what's so complicated about a regular pot resting on a few rocks around a fire (except that in windy conditions a V is much quicker)

So far I have only developed a webpage which is currently occupied by the "pratkettle":
http://www.adventure-motorcycling.com/v

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Got a Volcano called an 'Eco-Trekker'.
Works a treat, can brew up with just a handfull of twigs and grass. no fixed handle on it so it packs easily - comes with a stuff sack so when its covered in muck it doesnt get your other cook gear grubby. Just use a ally camping pot handle to pick it up.

www.leejames4x4.co.uk/shop-kelly-kettles.htm


Its probably not worth carrying a volcano around unless you Sup lots of Tea - I drink gallons of the stuff !!!

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Cheers Chris for the reply.

It was your book which inspired the question and I too think the Kelly kettles are over complicated. I have thought about making a aussy copy out of stainless but could not make them for anywhere near the money of a small KK.

Does the Aussy kettle have a base? or is it open and you just have to avoid setting the world on fire???

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<Does the Aussy kettle have a base?>

No

<...or is it open and you just have to avoid setting the world on fire???>

Correct

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I have just got a Kelly Kettle, and have found it very usable. I can't really see how propping up a pan on some rocks is any less troublesome than a Kelly Kettle... and it would certainly take longer.

As has been mentioned above, it's probably only of use to you if you need lots of hot-water, and can't be bothered to get you full stove apparatus out.

I plan to use mine for hot showers!
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My Kelly Kettle has two parts, a kettle and a tray, not sure how that qualifies as over complicated!
I enjoy using it and I've a couple of mates who both like theirs. The alu construction is not too robust though and if I'm being honest a petrol stove is about a thousand times more practical. However, not everything in life is about being practical...
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Cheers Chris for the reply.

It was your book which inspired the question and I too think the Kelly kettles are over complicated. I have thought about making a aussy copy out of stainless but could not make them for anywhere near the money of a small KK.

Does the Aussy kettle have a base? or is it open and you just have to avoid setting the world on fire???

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I've got one and think it's the puppies. Burns anything and is handy for a quick brew up at border posts etc. It is quite bulky, especially as I keep mine in it's original box. unfortunately to make the heat transfer better the metal is quite thin, but I think it is probably more robust than I suspect.

It always amuses the locals to see an englishman making tea at every opportuinity!
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