October 2019: We now have new stock of these re-branded kettles! Formerly the ever-popular Kirtley Kettles, these are the same kettles with a new name.
Traditionally designed and styled good-old-fashioned campfire kettle. The Boonies Campfire Kettles have been at the heart of many wilderness camps, both home and abroad for many years. Their traditional and robust design has made them a real camp favourite. Many kettles have plastic or inferior components which fail when exposed to extreme heat or the naked flame: the handle on this is steel metal, riveted onto the main body.
The kettles also have wide flat bottoms so sit comfortably on any trivet, grill or rocket stove, and can also be used on woodburners.
Kettle sizes and compatibility (these are images of the Kirtley branding: kettles are now embossed Boonies branding)
1 litre is 3-4 cups of tea. All kettles are compatible with rocket stoves, but only the 2.5 litre model is compatible with smaller stoves.
- 2.5 litre: suitable for a small family. Compatible with Wild Woodgas Stove.
- 5 litre: suitable for family camping.
- 7 litre: large family or group camp. This will comfortably boil enough water for 20 people.
- 9 litre: this is a large kettle! Group camp or event.
See Specifications tab for further details.
What Wild Stoves think
‘Where can we find traditional, decent-sized campfire kettles?’ has been among the more common questions we at Wild Stoves have fielded in the last few years. These are great kettles, no-nonsense, and come with a great track record of long service over many bushcraft fires and family camps.
Like ours, this Kettle will arrive to your door shiny but in its years of service its blackened finish will bear witness to many happy evenings of friendship around the fire.
The only non-metal component is the knob on the lid.
Manufactured in South Africa