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Old 05-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Ghillie kettle- on Gav's gadget TV

Hi;

I am a self confessed gadget nut. I truly appreciate well made items whether or not I actually have a use for them.

So today's installment on Gav's Gadget TV is a ghillie kettle. The design traces back to west Ireland fisherman. They needed a safe way to boil water in windy conditions.

I bought this one, 1.5 litre capacity, with a hard anodized aluminum exterior for $100. Lots for a kettle? Yes, but this one uses fire in a way that a physicist and a gadget nut can really get into!

First the design. The hollow centre allows fire to travel upwards while contacting a greater surface area and thereby heating water quickly with minimal fuel.



The kettle fits over a base that holds the fuel. Small bits of wood. The side hole is meant to be turned into the wind for a greater draft and hence more heat output.



The fuel is lit and the kettle is placed over the flames. Additional fuel is added through the top of the chimney.



Leading to this.



A peak down the chimney.



And soon the whistle blows to indicate 1.5 litres of water boiled with a handful of scraps.



Have a small pot to heat.




So stay tuned. You never know what the next gadget will be here on Gav's Gadget TV.

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: Ghillie kettle- on Gav's gadget TV

Never heard of a Ghillie kettle before. That's pretty nifty.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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Since no-one in the USA knows what tea is I was confused as to what you were going to do with all that hot water. But then I saw your tag and realized you live in Canada. It's all clear now, clever device too.
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As a child I learned tea had something to do with monkeys.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:19 AM   #5
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Re: Ghillie kettle- on Gav's gadget TV

Hi;

Hot water for more than tea. Best camping coffee is made with a coffee press and it needs hot water. Hot chocolate for the kids.

Also for dishes. Armpits...

Any excuse for another toy.

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"As a child I learned tea had something to do with monkeys."

That movie explains why most tea you get in restaurants in the US tastes the way it does... .
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:18 AM   #7
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that is also known as a Kelly Kettle and they are great
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You can find a kelly kettle here

http://beprepared.com/product.asp_Q_...inless%20Steel
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