There are plenty of different ways to cook your food when you’re out in the wild, but if all you want/need is hot water, the Backcountry Boiler ($100) is a perfect tool for the job. Based on the chimney kettles made popular by Irish fisherman and WWII soldiers, it’s a lightweight tool that will run on virtually anything that’s flammable, boiling up to 16 ounces of water in roughly 5 minutes and warming up to 20 even quicker than that, serving as a canteen when not in use.
Perfect for campers, hikers, or incredibly lazy preppers. It includes a neoprene sleeve that allows the user to lift the Boiler with bare hands and a silicone stopper that allows the Boiler to double in use as a canteen. A sil-nylon stuff sack keeps all the items together and prevents any soot from getting onto other items in your pack.
If you’re planning a trip with only the barest of essentials these accessories can be left at home. What is a Chimney Kettle? Chimney kettles have a long history originating with Irish fishermen and the New Zealand army. They are known for operating efficiently on nearly any fuel in nearly any weather.
Their identifying characteristic is an internal chimney, which creates a natural draft to accelerate a fire in the kettle’s base, provides a large amount of surface area for heat transfer, and protects the fire from cross-winds. Water sits around the chimney, between the double walls of the kettle, and is rapidly heated. Just watch the video below how it works. For more information visit the link below.