EcoReview: Storm kettle

by Tracy Stokes on August 6, 2007

in EcoReview

storm-kettle.jpgI bought a Storm Kettle from Natural Collection for my husband at Christmas last year, and we’ve been so impressed with it that I thought I’d give it a little write-up here. It came in very handy during a power failure a few months ago, and is number one item on our packing list for when we head off to The Green Man Festival.

This is why it’s such a great piece of equipment…
It boils 2.5 pints of water within a few minutes using only a ball of newspaper and some twigs (or whatever else you have handy). The kettle consists of a fire pan and a kettle which has a conical chimney through its centre, making it extremely efficient at boiling water. It’s ideal to use at the allotment, for camping, at festivals, and you can even use it at home to reduce your electricity usage by burning bits of garden waste. It works fine in windy or wet conditions too. You can get a 2.5 pint Storm Kettle from Natural Collection for £49.50. Highly recommended.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mel Rimmer August 6, 2007 at 4:34 pm

That sounds fabulous. We’re heading off to the Cropredy festival in a few days, and this sounds like it would be extremely useful. Pricey, though.


pikeman December 18, 2007 at 1:00 am

They’re not expensive when you consider they’ll last years and you’ll never need to buy fuel again. I spend a lot of time outdoors in winter and it cheerfully sparks up and boils in the worst weather.

Compare with gas bottles at around £4 a throw.

You can also get a grill and pans to cook on it.


roller February 7, 2009 at 8:53 pm

yeah id like to buy a storm kettle too except that ive only been able to find ones made of aluminium, not stainless steel- am wary of alu as there is growing evidence of the link to alzheimers..


anyone January 20, 2010 at 8:00 am

yes i know im 2yrs late.. but for other readers kelly kettle is now making a 3 pint stainless storm kettle, and eydon is making a 7 pint stainless storm kettle.


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