As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, of the 100’s of products I’ve tested of the years, there’s only a handful I still use today. Not only is the Ghillie kettle one of those products, but it’s one that I’ll go out of my way to use!
The chimney or volcano kettle, call it what you will, dates back to the late 1800’s in western Ireland where these handmade kettles were made mostly of tin and had very short lives. Although todays kettle from Ghillie may look similar, that’s about as far as it goes. I opted for the silver anodized aluminium kettle that’s thicker and stronger than normal.
Setting up and using the Ghillie kettle is easy. Simply start the fire in the base, add water to the kettle then place it on top of the base and wait for the whistle to blow! You can add more fuel by dropping it through the centre if required.
Every time I go for a mooch in the Discovery, or any other vehicles I have on test, the Ghillie Kettle comes with me, it’s easy, reliable and fun to use.
The kit comes with pot support, saucepan, frying pan, grill and pan grip which can be stored within the base of the kettle and comes with it own hard wearing carry bag.
The adventurer holds up to 1.42ltrs of water (approx 5 mugs) and boils within minutes.
Made in the UK
Price: £78.95 (Silver Anodised Adventurer Kit)