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New Camping Kettle - Cheers Matt!

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Posted by Ashley Cawley

I would like to thank my friend Matt who kindly gave me the gift of a new kettle! I have been without one for sometime now having lost my old trusty kettle somewhere on the trail.

These past few weeks Matt and I, have had a habit of gift-giving; it first started with him giving me eggs, next I brought him road-kill pheasant Wink then he sent me away with two fish (Pollock) & more eggs, then I gave him a book and then he gave me a kettle! Laughing

The new kettle is a Optimus Terra Kettle and looks to be just what I was after. It's small & lightweight, at a glance & a feel you'd think it was Titanium but it is infact Anodised Aluminium, here's the info on it:

Optimus-Terra-KettleLightweight anodised aluminium
0.7 L capacity
Weight: 153 g
Dimensions: 151 x 64 mm
Designed to fit inside Optimus Terra cookset.
Includes mesh bag

There's no whistle like my old kettle had, but then again that only ended up eventually popping off and going into the fire, so maybe it's for the best? I will put my new kettle through it's paces with hopefully many camps, when it's proven it's worth I'll report back here on the blog.

Thanks again Matt!

Comments (2)
2 Wednesday, 25 August 2010 16:04
Ashley Cawley
Thanks Dave, that's a tip I'll be sure to remember.

I fired it up for the first time a couple of days ago, here's a pic:
1 Wednesday, 25 August 2010 12:11
I have that exact same kettle and it's top kit. Because it's shallow and wide (large base area) for it's capacity it boils really quickly. The only problem I had was that the handle, despite having a plastic insulating section, gets too hot to hold with the bare hands. I modified it slightly by whipping over the plastic section of the handle with sisal string.

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