BUSH KETTLES

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:28
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hi gang

does anyone know where i can get a bush kettle.

the one that u can put a few twigs in down the center and boil the water quite quickly.

thanks
gra
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Reply By: The Banjo - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:33

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:33
No....but each cuppa will be worth $10 - those things cost (or the ones I've seen did)....came in a fancy wooden box. Price made it more a collectible than a practical thing to me.....but that's me.I need red sand under me.
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Reply By: Gajm - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:37

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:37
you can get them at National Geographic shops, got 2 sizes and were from memory about $60 for the small, bought one for a mates bday years back, only thing that had me concerned was it had a soldered seam which i didnt think was quite good enough when you consider the heat.

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:48

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:48
Just had a look ay Aussie Bush Kettle web site. Not good . The Aussie Bush Kettle was made of spun aluminium. Same idea diffrent material.
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Follow Up By: Gajm - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:51

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:51
The ones at the Australian National Geo shop are stainless steel from memory
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Follow Up By: Gajm - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 23:00

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 23:00
Australian Geographic that should be
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Reply By: brownie - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:46

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 22:46
Ranger Camping, in Patterson Rd Rockingham has one fo sale.
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Reply By: Gajm - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 23:03

Reply By: mcgra - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 23:21

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 23:21
thanks a lot

will visit the national geo this week for one

gra
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Follow Up By: Member - Macca (Perth) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 02:50

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 02:50
EcoBilly
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Reply By: Phil G - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 07:17

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 07:17
Seen the stainless steel ecobilly in action, and it works nicely. They can sometimes get a bit smokey.

Snowy's in Adelaide have some tin alternatives in two sizes, but they come in two pieces (billy + bottom) but have the same conical shape inside the billy. They cost about the same as stainless ones from Westprint or Australian Geographic.
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Reply By: Brian - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 10:11

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 10:11
The Eco Billy is a very old idea. I can remember them in NZ as a kid the rail Gangs had them, they were called "Thermet" (spelling?) and were made out of copper.
Aparently they are still widly available in NZ and are not that expensive!
I have the Large Stainless Eco Billy and find it good, The only time that you would have problems with the solder joins is if you boiled it dry.

Brian
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Reply By: Roachie - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 10:47

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 10:47
I have seen one of these in operation when everything around (ie: twigs etc) was VERY WET due to heavy rain. The bloke had a small dish supplied as an optioonal extra, into which he poured some metho and boiled the billy quite well with it.
My question is, can you still use them in time of a TOTAL FIRE BAN ?
My wife gave me a HOT2GO kettle a year or so ago and it is pretty good, but a little on the slow side. But, it can be used even in times of Total Fire Ban.

Cheers,

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 13:00

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 13:00
Roachie, anything with a naked flame can not be used on a fire ban day.

I have an eco billy and find it really good.

Will have to ring the manufacturer and get him to put an add in here.
Dare to Lead not to Follow
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Reply By: Dave - Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 23:46

Monday, Feb 16, 2004 at 23:46
I have the Lge one from Australian Geographic Shop. I've had it for almost 3 yrs. It is fantastic. I also have a stailess dish to sit it on that I add Metho when it is wet. Thoroughly recommend.

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 00:48

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 00:48
seen a decent sized one at Wandin but as i got a billy(aluminium) for my 10 th anniversary i didnt get it or who made it but they were $45 .

10th anniversary was tin (traditional) or tin or art for old .
we both got a bit of each (insert this into useless knowledge book).1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:24

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 19:24
Hillbilly have them! http://www.campingwithhillbilly.com
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