Storm kettles are made in the UK and come in 2 sizes, the Original which will boil upto 1.5 litres (approx 2.5 pints) and the Popular which will boil upto a litre (approx 2 pints). The Original Storm kettle is made from aluminium.
- Diameter – 16.5 cm (6.5″)
- Height – closed with base in 30.5 cm (12″)
- Height – ready for use: 30.5 cm (12″)
- Weight – empty: 830 grams
Storm kettles are often refered to as kelly kettles and volcano kettles which are registered trade marks of the kelly kettle company.
The History of the Storm Kettle
It is the early 1900s and the Western part of Ireland is particularly remote, the winter nights seem endless. In order to while away these dark evenings some of the Irish Crofters are manufacturing a simple water boiler using hand tools. They are normally tooled in copper and take many hours to make.
These water boilers are also used in the summer months to easily and quickly boil water for tea by enthusiastic fishermen who visit Ireland regularly to enjoy the splendid fishing.
Circa 70 years later, in the early 1970s John Grindlay and his colleagues decided that the time had come when these wonderful water boilers should be manufactured in quantity, they then could be made available to outdoor enthusiasts all over the world.
John borrowed an original copper kettle and took it to England where tooling was manufactured and the first 10 kettles were eventually produced, these were very quickly sold for £10.00 each in 1979.
Today, John still produces the ‘Storm Kettle’ in the UK, they are now used in all continents of the world. The ‘Storm Kettle’ has quickly become a vital and important piece of kit for all outdoor enthusiasts, survival and bushcraft experts