Not for lightweights!
Not really the sort of weather to depend on a kelly kettle is it......
Does anyone use hexamine with one in the rain?
I have the BackCountry Boiler chimney kettle and have used Hex. tabs in that but its is slow,well rather it is quick and then dies down rapidly,I would have thought you would need a fair few tabs in a Kelly to be successful.
I have heard of Trangia and Popcan stoves being used in a Kelly.
I use the BCB's alky felt for quick drinks never been short of wood/burning material always something under bushes. I look early before tea and collect and have my twig heaps ready and under cover for the morning. I find it best to eat where there is fuel not necessarily where I camp.
Some nice pointers there, SD. I am still tempted with the hexi thing though. I mean, surely a chimney stove is more efficient than a hexi burning stove.
I've got some somewhere.. I might have a go later
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twiglegs wrote (see)
Very rare i have a fire but i did so a few weeks back whilst camped with some travellers for the night, despite the constant rain i still found it pretty easy to find a bit of dry standing wood that did a grand job. It's all about the preperation.
Twiggers, everything is 'all about something' - go on then, Ray Mears, what sort of preparation?
Excellent See, I wouldn't have know that. Thanks
If you can find dry standing pine grab it, even if it's before you make camp, the resin it holds burns better than owt else you'll find and is first class kindling even when wet, pine cones are excellent too.
For tinder i use cotton wool balls smeared with vaseline, i've never failed to get a fire started with these materials.
Any part of the pine tree including dry needles and cones.
If you can't find small kindling split larger stuff which you can almost guarantee will be dry inside, it'll burn even if damp For the very best kindling use the parts where the branch joins the tree, there's usually a build up of resin there, you can even use it as an olde stylee torch.
Either way patience and preperation are key, don't rush and you'll be successful.
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