Recently I have made the decision to leave the city life and move to the country with the intention of living a more sustainable and peaceful life.    This move has inspired me to be more interested in ‘off-grid’ kitchenware – because you never know if we’ll experience a SHTF scenario, and I like to be prepared! 🙂   What about you – are you interested in kitchen appliances that do not require electrical power too?

When I was unpacking my stuff I had had in storage for quite a while, I came across a solar kettle that had been given to me by the inventor.  I wanted to tell you about it along with another type of kettle that only requires the fire from a few twigs and leaves to boil.

I did some more research and come across a couple of others too, so here they are.

Kettles Fueled by Twigs & Leaves…

1. The Eco Billy

Simply turn the billy upside down, place leaves and twigs into the cone, flip it back upright, fill with the desired amount of water, light the leaves through the holes in the base and in just a few minutes you will have hot water.  The Eco Billy is easy to pour—handles stay cool to touch and fold down when not in use, and is lightweight and durable.

The Eco Billy is available in Australia at:

1. The Kelly Kettle

The Kelly Kettle* has been used on the West Coast of Ireland for over 100 years by the local fishermen, and has become a must-have item for camping, fishing, hiking and general outdoors activities. It is also essential for all emergency and Prepper survival kits.

Fill the kettle with water, light a small fire in the base, set the kettle on the base and drop additional fuel (twigs, leaves, grass, paper, etc.) down the chimney. The water boils in minutes.

Since only natural fuel is used you don’t have to worry about carrying gas or liquid fuels with you. A small handful of sticks, dry leaves or pine cones etc, is enough to boil a large amount of water for a brew, washing or water purification.

Purchase the Kelly Kettle on Amazon here.

2. The Solo Light Kettle

The Solo Lite Cooking Kit bundles the Solo Stove Lite and Solo Pot 900 into a single set, so you’ll never want for a hot meal or hot water for coffee.

Cook complete meals using just the twigs, leaves, or newspaper. Creates a complete, lightweight cooking unit that fits nicely into your bug-out bag or overnight hiking pack.

Purchase the Solo Light Kettle on Amazon here.

Kettles Fueled by the Sun…

3. The Sun Kettle

I was lucky enough to meet Heather Stephens, an Aussie mum who designed and patented the Sun Rocket Solar Kettle, a number of years ago being the original solar kettle.  I was given one of her kettles but it wasn’t until I had recently moved to my block in the country that I thought I would give it a try myself.  I filled it with water and then just placed it in the sun.  It takes 90minutes to reach almost 100 degrees. That was ok, I just worked on my laptop while I waited.  When I was ready for a break, I had boiling water ready for a nice cup of tea. 

The Sun Kettle can be purchased on Amazon here.

4. The GoSun Kettle

The GoSun Sport® is a solar oven but you can purchase a water-boiling accessory to make hot drinks and dehydrated foods in as little as 35 minutes!

Purchase the GoSun Sport on Amazon here. The kettle accessory is not available on Amazon in Australia yet but you can purchase it from the Aussie Storm Shop here. 

Let me know what you think – are you interested in off-grid kitchenware and would like me to research any in particular?  I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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