Heltor Chasca wrote:Oooh! Forgot. Never carried it on my bike (yet) (and could be a sight lit on my rear rack!) but I use a Kelly Kettle a lot. Handy at work (I work outdoors) and dead handy car-camping. Tea everyone? Only downside is that it provides enough boiling water for you ALWAYS to get roped into doing the washing up....hc
I too have a Kelly Kettle (I do a lot of work outside also and my other interests are Bushcraft - combines well with cycle touring!). They are a bit pricey and rather bulky, but hey...I love it! I used it exclusively last year for a cycle trip (with tarp instead of tent). Absolutely great, and no fuel worries (it burns twigs and leaves etc). I have a cooking pot that fits onto mine. Its a different to just using a gas burner (and the Trangia) of course, but as mentioned.....oodles of boiling hot water - even for me drinking tea by the pint!
One thing I was concerned about was that it produces smoke of course, and that felt a little uncomfortable on the "official" camp site I stayed at and also quite conspicuous on the "stealth" ones I used. But a super way of boiling water!