Camping Kettles

Enjoy a hot drink on every adventure with a camping kettle

When shopping for a camping kettle on eBay, you need to consider a number of factors, including how and where youll be camping, and how large your group will be.

Match your needs to the kettles capacity and construction, as well as your design preferences. There are many camping kettles on eBay, from leading brands such as Trangia and Outwell. If you consider your options carefully, you should find the perfect kettle to suit your requirements.

Choosing a material

Most camping kettles are made from either aluminium or stainless steel. Aluminium, in particular, is lightweight, anodised for strength and usually very economical, making it easier to carry in your backpack. Consider what other camping equipment you have to carry, as this could be a good option if you have many other heavier items.

Stainless steel kettles are strong and robust, but heavier than aluminium, which is something to consider if youre a backpacker and require lightweight equipment that packs easily. Titanium kettles are extremely strong and lightweight and leave no metallic taste in your water.

Safety factors to consider

Safety is a very important factor to consider when buying a camping kettle. A good outdoor kettle should have handles that are heat-resistant and lock in an upright position when theyre in use. Another safety issue is the design of the lid.

Its a good idea to choose a camping kettle with a tight-fitting lid that stays in place when the pot is tipped and thats easy to open without getting your fingers burned.

The type of camping kettle you need will depend on your camping style i.e. whether you camp with a tent, campervan or mobile home. If you intend on using it for campfire cooking, you should make sure that it is suitable for this, as the uneven heat of the fire could melt or warp plastic parts on some kettles.

The right camping kettle can make your camping experience easier and more enjoyable, so take your time when shopping for one on eBay.