Aluminum 'Base Camp' 54 fl.oz. Camp Kettle & Free V1 Pot Support

The 'Base Camp' Kettle is the largest of the Kelly Kettles. This kettle is made of anodized aluminum.

  • Boils 54 fl.oz. of water quickly - in ALL weather conditions.
  • Perfect for Base Camps, Outfitters, Car Camping, Family Picnics, Fishing, Scouts, Large Families or Groups, etc.
  • Great Preparedness Item for Power Shortages, Storms & Emergency Kits.
  • A Green Whistle has replaced the older Orange stopper and lets you know when the water is boiled.
  • Lightweight - Never carry fuel again!  15 inches tall. Only weighs 2.1 lbs
  • Now Comes With Upgraded Steel Fire-Base. Historically, the fire-bases were Aluminum which softened, warped and burned out quite quickly.
  • Add our popular Hobo Stove accessory to turn the fire-base into a stand alone wood fueled Camping Stove.

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SKU: 50002

Availability: In stock



Fire Base & Drawstring carrying bag are included as Standard with each Kelly Kettle. The durable steel fire base inverts up into the bottom of our kettles to make the unit as compact as possible for transport and storage.

This Kelly Kettle boils approximately 9 x 6 oz. Mugs of water at a time and is the size traditionally used by Irish Anglers. Suitable for Base Camps, Car Camping, Scout Camps, Picnics, Hunters, Outfitters Outposts, Emergency Preparedness Kits, Humanitarian Aid Stations, or anyone working in the Forests or the Great Outdoors.

A popular Green Whistle has replaced the Orange stopper on this Kettle and will let you know when the water has boiled.  NEVER Boil with the older Orange Stopper Inserted!

Strong with nothing to fail or break, our kettles work extremely well in both good and harsh weather conditions.  They are a vital piece of camping equipment for any outdoor person. Using whatever natural fuel is lying around (twigs, dry grass, heather, Birch bark, Pine cones, dry animal dung, etc) our kettles will bring water to the boil within a matter of minutes. Never carry fuel again.

Our kettles are cost-FREE to run, eco-friendly as they operate on carbon neutral fuels, and are great fun to use. Note: Add our Pot-Support & Cook set to prepare small amounts of food (Noodles, Rice, Oatmeal, hydrate food, etc) over the kettle while your water boils. Boil and cook at the same time using only a handful of fuel!

Better still, add our Hobo Stove accessory to turn the fire base of your kettle into a stand-alone wood fueled Camping Stove.

See our Accessories Category for these products. 

Please note: The Kettle has been designed to boil water extremely fast in all weather conditions using very little fuel. When filled with water, the Kelly Kettle should always be carried upright to avoid any spillage/leakage from the water spout or chimney top.
Kelly Kettle users have described their kettles as the "Greatest Invention of all Time".

  • Product Dimensions:
  • Height ....... 13 inches (Packed)
  • Diameter... 7.3 inches (Widest Point at Rim of Base)
  • Capacity.... 54 fl. oz., 1.6L, 6.75 cups
  • Weight...... 2.1 lbs.
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SKU 50002
Customer Reviews (7)
thanks for the quick delivery and great product Review by Roger (Posted on 3/2/2021)
Best Water Boiling Device Ever!
I've had my Kelly Kettle for some 20+ years and I have to say it's probably my most utilized camp item. It only boils water but it does it dang well and super efficiently! A handful of twigs is usually enough to bring the water to a boil. It's perfect for car camping but is light enough for backpacking, although it is a little cumbersome to pack. I usually just lash it to the outside of my pack. The Kelly Kettle is perfect for making your coffee, tea, or cocoa and re-hydrating camping food or soups, as well as heating water for doing the dishes. And even though it's make out of aluminum, it is durable and takes some abuse. Mine has dings and dents but has never had any problems. I highly recommend this.
One last thing, the base unit comes with a small grate so you can grill over the coals. It's not substantial in size, about 6-7" in diameter, but enough to grill a couple of dogs or whatever. It's a nice option.
Review by Nick Gloyd (Posted on 12/1/2017)
Makes camping so much easier!
Best thing ever for camping. So quick and easy to boil water for coffee, tea, and dehydrated dinners. Simple to use and makes over a liter of hot boilin water. Review by Motor (Posted on 12/1/2017)
liquid lunch
Chilly days on site require warming tea and soup courtesy of the Kelly Kettle. Fact! Review by Matthew j. (Posted on 11/28/2017)
Just the right size
The Base Camp Kettle holds enough water so it's cozy hot chocolate for everyone before bed. I make my own chocolate mix with powdered milk, sugar, cocoa and Kelly Kettle does the rest with steaming hot water. It makes bedtime relaxing after a rowdy day of hiking, fishing and exploring and gives our three kids time to wind down before jumping in the sleeping bags. Review by Melinda James (Posted on 11/28/2017)
Large Kettle for our family
We bought the Aluminum Base Camp Kelly Kettle because we do go backpacking as a family and wanted the larger capacity and less weight than the stainless steel kettle. We don't mind packing it since it really doesn't take that much room in our pack if you pack gear inside a plastic bag and then store it up inside the kettle. Remember to use the plastic bag or otherwise your gear will get all dirty from the soot inside the kettle chimney. The 6 cups capacity of the large kettle is perfect for a group and it still boils in about 5 to 6 minutes which is very fast. Highly recommend to anyone. The aluminum is still very durable and my guess is, it will out last the stainless steel versions. Review by Daniel R. (Posted on 11/22/2017)
Base Camp Kettle a Must have!
The large Aluminum Base Camp Kettle is a must for family/group camping gear. Holds enough water to make those necessary cups of morning "joe", so the day gets off to a good start. Easy to pack up and no fuel to pack in. It's a must for our camping supplies. Review by Harvey L. (Posted on 11/13/2017)
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