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#152673 - 10/21/08 02:37 PM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: RobG]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Rob--looks like someone had a Kelly Kettle--how did it work out???..i have heard some folks say they are great and others that a pot over a fire is just as good and easy to pour while the Kelly is tricky to use--

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#152691 - 10/21/08 04:06 PM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: DesertFox]
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Registered: 10/23/02
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Loc: Brooklyn NY
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#152694 - 10/21/08 04:12 PM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: DesertFox]
akabu Offline
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Registered: 10/23/02
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#152697 - 10/21/08 04:29 PM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: CANOEDOGS]
RobG Offline
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Registered: 02/29/08
Posts: 7
Loc: MD
It belongs to another camper while I didn't see it used, I listened to the feedback and gave it a look over.

I'll admit from the start I'm a little biassed against it.

With that, here is what I've noticed:

Pros:
-The chimney design allows you to use very little fuel to accomplish its mission. The camper in question started with a Trioxane bar and switched to twigs.
-The pour spout is small enough to allow a controlled amount of water to flow out.
-The handle and cork are placed such that it allows you to lift and tilt the kettle to easily pour out the water.
-You can purchase an attchment to allow cooking on top of the chimney.
-It comes in three sizes, 1 pint, 1.75 pint, and 2.5 pint.
-It is self contained.

Cons:
-Without the seperate attachment, it is a one trick pony, it is meant to boil water and only water. There is no real way to clean the inside (unless you want to add water and boil away).
-I feel it's a bit big for what it does. A GSI kettle with an Esbit Stove will get you to the same place. I have safely used twigs and wood chips in my Esbit and surplus Esbit style stove with no ill effects.

Overall:
It boils water and does an outsantding job of it. I only saw the attachment to allow cooking on top, which is essentially a tab/plug like affair that rests in the top of the chimney (I did not see it in use). This was the 2.5 pint version and my first thought was, "My that's large." Perhaps the 1 pint version would be much more compact, though you do lose the capacity. I used a Swedish Army Trangia to good effect and did not mind it.

All about the personality.

Hope these observations helped some.

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#153545 - 10/28/08 09:41 PM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: RobG]
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Sorry it has taken me so long to post, I went directly from the Finger Lakes Rendezvous to a event in Lynchburg, Tennessee, and am just getting on line.

This was our 3rd rendezvous. These are rally a lot of fun, with fantastic information exchanged. It's a short walk in, about 200 yards. We have a nice covered pavilion, with 4 large picnic tables for chow time. 2 forest service SST toilets that were very clean.

Some fine stories were shared around the campfire, and fantastic meals were enjoyed by all.
More later
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#153571 - 10/29/08 12:09 AM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: Stu]
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Registered: 11/16/05
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Loc: Hawaii, USA
Thanks. That looks like a awful lot of fun. I wonder if there would be enough interest to do a Hawaii Rendezvous.
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#153630 - 10/29/08 04:02 PM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: aloha]
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: aloha
Thanks. That looks like a awful lot of fun. I wonder if there would be enough interest to do a Hawaii Rendezvous.

Well, I have the interest, but no $$$$ in this ecconomy to spare on a trip like that. Trying to conserve as much $$ as I can, just in case.

The trip was a total blast. grin
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#153804 - 10/31/08 02:30 AM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: Stu]
akabu Offline
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Registered: 10/23/02
Posts: 97
Loc: Brooklyn NY
Aloha, see who has interest, but not fun in the rainy season :{ so more than one site.



Edited by akabu (10/31/08 02:31 AM)

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#153822 - 10/31/08 09:39 AM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: akabu]
DesertFox Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 339
Loc: New York, NY
Spread the word on more than one forum too. We had about an equal number of ETSers and Knifeforum members. Of course, there is a lot of overlap.


Edited by DesertFox (10/31/08 09:44 AM)

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#153877 - 10/31/08 11:38 PM Re: Finger Lakes Rendezvous Photos [Re: DesertFox]
Stu Offline
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
30-30 seemed to be a long firearm of choice at the event, I know of at least 3 there. I think .357mag was the handgun of chioce there, I know of at least 5 handguns, and 1 Marlin .357 mag carbine there.

Gary, how do you like your prise Barkies?

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