hillbilly camping gear

any thoughts on the eco instant billy or the dingo bush kettle which one to buy thanks for future replies barry
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 16:40

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 16:40
Either will suit your needs mate, but it depends on how you will use it.

The Eco has stainless steel handles which allows you to place the billy on a camp fire without burning the handles. (If you really need to)
But you need to have gloves to stop burning your hands of course if used on a camp fire.

The Dingo has wooden handles, but one additional advantage is that it comes with a base that you can fill (the reservoir) with methylated spirits to heat the water.

Both kettles are similarly functional when used with a few twigs as a means of heating water.


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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 20:04

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 20:04
Bill we use the Eco billy on camp fires with no gloves, just put it in the coals and remove it when boiling .

You would think the handles would get hot but they don't, if you left it in there for a long time then I would use gloves.

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Reply By: Member - Phil B (WA) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 17:02

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 17:02
There is also one made by

Royce Rimfire

Its called a Royce Rimfire

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Follow Up By: lancie49 - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 18:46

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 18:46
I love it. and that;'s a damn good price on the 6ltr.

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http://www.compressorcare.com.au/bush%20kettles.html
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Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 17:37

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 17:37
I gave the boss a dingo for our wedding anniversary last night.

It worked great on the metho, although I have not tried it on twigs I would recommend it.

The next door neighbour showed me a Mallees Picnic Kettle. It had a newspaper in the box dated 1970, but he thinks he has had it since the late 60's, he paid three dollars at an opp shop. The price was still on the box.


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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 19:12

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 19:12
They never show you any action shots in the advertising. Here's what they look like with afew twigs out in the desert :-))



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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 19:13

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 19:13
Great way to get rid of the mozzies though LOL


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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 19:16

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 19:16
Yep, it doubles as a good EPIRB too - no need to burn the tyres in an emergency like Jack Absalom would have suggested...
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Follow Up By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 20:34

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 20:34
Must be a (not to be racist) diddee diddee Indian driver, Smoke signals only!!!,

thought i would add my 2 cents worth, dam good idea and by the looks cheap and easy. just what i need for a brew on the side of the road. Thank you for the tip, sorry about the poor sense of humour, still working on that!
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 07:43

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 07:43
Er, not exactly cheap at $99 Christopher, but they are excellent for boiling water "on the go", or at camp.

I have the Eco model myself and love it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 08:05

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 08:05
Well a coleman hot water on demand is over 350, my coleman dual feul stove cost over 150, add a kettle on top of that at roughly 15-20. Works aout cheaper.
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Follow Up By: ben_gv3 - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:37

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:37
My butane stove was less then $20, the kettle is free. Much cheaper and easier to setup then the Coleman HWOD.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:48

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:48
What's the status of these twig/metho burners on total fire ban days?
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 15:00

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 15:00
"What's the status of these twig/metho burners on total fire ban days?"

Its the same as gas stoves - can't use them.
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