Bush kettle

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 09:32
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Can anyone help me to get hold of a bush kettle to add to our camping box, the one that you light a stick fire up the middle of the kettle?
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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 10:04

Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 10:04
Australian Geographic Stores list them on their online store WEB Site.
Look good. Stainless Steel (I've only ever seen ally ones) for $79.95
Thanks, gotta have one myself.

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Reply By: kesh - Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 16:38

Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 16:38
Would love one myself,(as a collector of these sort of gadgets) but would only pay $1/ at a garage sale for one.
The best bush breakfast (well, usual for me) is "cot,p,ala", but of course this is only the first for the day, and that you certainly wont get out of a "bush kettle".
Better off with a billy o/o a no.9 prune tin. And thats another bush essential
Happy brewing (Irish breakfast mesen!) kesh
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 19:15

Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 19:15
Alpine Country in Morwell have the origal galvanised ones. I think the 6 cup model is around $60.00. There was a thread recently about the best piece of equipment that people carry ........ Bush Kettle would be easily best thing I carry!

PS. If you have trouble getting one, I wouldn't mind helping you this end!
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Reply By: Bros - Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 19:44

Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 19:44
Had the Aussie Geo version for 10/12 years. Got tired of waiting for the water to boil first thing in the morning (gotta have cuppa with first smoke for the day) using chips/twigs, so got an old repo tin, filled it with kero soaked rag and problem solved.
Gets very dirty inside this way, use a small branch to flush out.
There is a kiwi version that is made out of enamel plated steel.
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Reply By: maccas - Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 19:54

Saturday, Mar 05, 2005 at 19:54
I thought most good larger camp stores have them in Brisbane. We have the Galvanised sheetmetal type & I think it was manufactured on Sunshine Coast Qld. They come in 2 sizes. We use it even on gas stove as it heats up so fast although not a huge amount of water because of the cone shaped hollow centre that also acts as the chimney. Brilliant idea & a must have for camping.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 21:23

Sunday, Mar 06, 2005 at 21:23
They are a good idea, but scandalously priced. ~$70 for them is robbery. $20 is more what they are worth.

Does that thing in your photo have power steering, cause I dont think the front wheels are on the ground with the QE2 hanging off the back there...?
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Reply By: GazzaS (VIC) - Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 10:10

Monday, Mar 07, 2005 at 10:10
Hi Roy and Margaret

agree with everyone else re the price but if you gotta have one try Hillbilly camping gear. they do postal orders for $5 I think

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