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.