- Posts: 1419
- Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:06 pm
- Location: Oakland County, MI
- Ski style: All my own, and age doesn't help
- Favorite Skis: Gamme 54, Falketind 62, I hope to add a third soon
- Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska, Alico Ski March
- Occupation: Construction Manager
Most of my camps are pretty Spartan. I am going fishing and I need a place to sleep and eat.
What I did last night is a common spring and fall thing for me. I drive 2-3 hours to a location on the Great Lakes I want to fish. Sleep in the truck until an hour before twilight, and launch the canoe.
I now am in a new world of luxury, my Kelly Kettle Scout. At 1.2 liters it is to big for backpacking. It was however ideal for coffee and oatmeal for two. The Kelly Kettle uses available below tree line fuel. I grabbed some dry twigs, light a fire in the pan, and had 1.2 liters of boiling water in less than 5 minutes. That was more than enough for two big cups of coffee and two instant oatmeal’s.
The winds kicked up after only 3 hours and I had a nice couple mile paddle back in a 15 knot headwind. My friend caught the only fish, a chunky brown trout.
Here’s the link to the Kelly Kettle. I’m considering the backpacker model. I can buy another stove if I go above tree line. I’ve dealt with enough fuel in cold weather in my forty+ years in the construction industry. Wood is simple, and now fast!
https://www.kellykettleusa.com/stainles ... lly-kettle
- Posts: 266
- Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:20 pm
- Location: Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
- Ski style: Yes, please.
- Favorite Skis: Nordica Enforcer 93; Icelantic Saba Pro 117; 22D HH & Vice
- Favorite boots: Scarpa T1
- Occupation: I make sure ships float.
- Posts: 254
- Joined: Wed May 15, 2019 6:33 am
- Location: Subarctic Scandinavian Taiga
- Ski style: Backcountry in the wild, cross country on trails
- Favorite Skis: Nansen, FT62, Combat NATO
- Favorite boots: Crispi Bre, Scarpa T4
- Occupation: Ion Counter