Stainless Steel 'Base Camp' Kettle (54 fl.oz) - Basic Kit

Save now with this kit! Boil water and cook food - at the same time! The traditional large size Kelly Kettle or also known as the Volcano Kettle used by Irish Fishermen for over 125 years. Ideal for Car Camping & Survival Kits, or fun family picnics. This Kit contains:

  • 'Base Camp' Kettle (54 fl. oz.) and fire-base.
  • Cook set - which includes: 29 fl.oz. Pot
  • Frying Pan (pot lid)
  • 2 Piece Grill - to be placed on the fire-base facilitating grilling over the coals or, simply to create a base for the Pot to sit on.
  • Gripper Handle.
  • Pot/Base Support - use to cook items over the chimney as the kettle boils, or use under the fire-base to prevent ground scorch to lawns, decking or picnic tables.

  • Drawstring Storage Bag

All items are Stainless Steel and fit neatly within the kettle itself for transport / storage.
Total Kit weight: 3.56lb / 1.6kg (excluding packaging)

Please Note: The Hobo Stove, Cups & Plates are NOT INCLUDED in this Basic kit

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SKU: 50045

Availability: Out of stock


This is an extremely efficient Camping Kit which is suitable for Fishing, hunting, Scouts, family picnics, Car Camping, Kayakers.  Add it to your wilderness / Disaster / Earthquake or Survival kit.   Superb camping gear or for anyone who works in or enjoys the outdoors.

A popular Green Whistle has replaced the Orange stopper on this Kettle and will let you know when the water has boiled.  

This 'Basic Kit' includes the following items:

  • 54oz / 1.6ltr Stainless Steel 'Base Camp' Kettle & fire base. (New model kettle, no rivets & laser welded)
  • Cook set      - which includes: 29oz / 0.85ltr Pot / Frying Pan (pot lid) / 2 Piece Grill / Gripper Handle
  • New Model Pot / Base Support - two pieces which flat pack for easy packing.
  • Fire-Base and Drawstring carrying bag 

As there is no need to carry fuel, this kit will keep your pack light and save you money at the same time - never worry about running out of fuel again!  

The durable steel fire base and cook set invert up into the bottom of the kettle to make the unit as compact as possible for transport and storage.
Note: This kit does not include the Cup Set nor Hobo Stove accessory which are shown in the 'Packing' video.

Cost FREE to run! Simply gather deadwood, twigs, dry grass, pine cones or whatever natural fuel you find lying around in the area and you can bring 6 cups of water to the boil within a matter of minutes. At the same time, cook small amounts of food over the chimney as the kettle boils. Hence, a very small amount of fuel will both boil your water for hot drinks, washing up, personal hygiene, etc. and cook your meal at the same time! This kit works in ALL weather conditions.

This kettle will easily and quickly boil water for a large group of people. If more than 54oz of water is required simply refill the kettle with water, place it back on the fire base, re-fuel the chimney and your kettle will boil again within minutes.

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.

Older Kettles may have an Orange Rubber or Cork Stopper. These MUST ALWAYS be removed before using the kettle. The Kettle must never be boiled with these older stoppers in the spout.  

Product Dimensions:Kettle Height 15 inches / Kettle Diameter 7.4 inches (widest point at rim of fire base)

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SKU 50045
Customer Reviews (6)
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We love the product and can't wait to give to our married kids this Christmas. Review by Bonnie (Posted on 6/30/2022)
You guys are a stand up company in taking the time to make sure things are done right. I had a damaged pot in my kit and it was taken care of quickly. Thanks Review by Chris B. (Posted on 6/24/2021)
Boils water SUPER quick, excellent little chimney for windy and damp
Boils water SUPER quick, excellent little chimney for windy and damp conditions. I don't cook on it though, as its very tall and I don't feel very safe putting anything on top of it for cooking. However for boiling water and starting a larger fire in the less than optimum conditions, its GREAT! Good water carrying device as well. Review by Customer (Posted on 12/5/2017)
everyone needs one!
Hi I have a stainless steel base camp Kelly kettle which Santa delivered last year. It has been used a lot during the year on several scout camps and river canoe cruises. I like the simplicity of its design and how effective it is at doing its job. It lives in the back of my van so it is always at hand for a hot brew or tasty meal. I have also purchased the hobo stove and mug set to complete the set.
Its a big thumbs up from me and i would recommend them to anyone.
Review by The b.f.g. (Posted on 11/2/2017)
It really is a thing of beauty, absolutely love it :)
My Kelly kettle kit arrived safely on Tuesday, many thanks. It really is a thing of beauty, absolutely love it :)
Today was my first opportunity to fire it up. I was amazed just how easy it was to light and just how quickly it boiled 1.5 litres of water with just a few twigs. No ones hedge is safe around here now :D

All I seem to have done today is collect twigs, boiled water and sat making tea in the garden. I feel so chilled out, just watching the smoke. I do smell rather like a garden bonfire The wind is light and variable here so no matter where you sit the smoke gets you.

Can't wait to take it on my next canoe trip :)
Many thanks & best wishes
Roger :)
Review by Roger, U.K. (Posted on 11/2/2017)
oh yeahhhhhhh!
One of the best inventions ever! I pack my kayak with my Ultimate Base Camp kit, Dry Bag full of dehydrated foods in baggies, a jug of water and my jungle hammock/bivi w/ tarp and paddle off into Neverland for the weekend. What a fun way to get out of lawn work! Review by sasquatch (Posted on 11/2/2017)
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