Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler
Ultralight volcano kettle style stove. Superfast and…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $79-$119
Ultralight volcano kettle style stove. Superfast and efficent!
- Clean it? Yeah right!
The Backcountry Boiler by Boilerwerks is an ultralight variant of the volcano kettle developed ages ago in Europe. It runs off of found fuel out of the box and with the addition of their FireFelt accessory will boil 16 oz of water in 4-5 minutes on about 1oz of fuel (depending on altitude, etc). It can also be used with esbit tabs if needed. Add the Boilerwerks pot stand and you can boil your noodles in a pot/cup on top of it at the same time.
The only downside I've found is that the inside of the chimney can get coated with residue from the found fuel (i.e. wood tar). This doesn't appear to affect its functioning, but it can carry that woodsmoke smell with you.
Well worth checking out.
The Backcountry Boiler, formerly known as the Montgomery Kettle, is the world’s first practical ultralight chimney kettle. The Backcountry Boiler is entirely made in North America.
- Light – Roughly the same size and weight as a wide-mouthed water bottle
- Versatile - Can operate on virtually anything flammable (so no fuel to carry, but also unlimited hot water. It’s basically like perpetual motion.)
- Fast – depending on fuel and operator skill, it can boil 2 cups of water in under 5 minutes
- Delicious – Makes hot drinks, rehydrates backpacking meals (yum)
- Quenching – Can be used as a canteen to carry water when not in use
- Sanitary – Creates potable water through boiling
- Hard Core – Works in almost any weather – moderate wind actually makes it burn hotter!
- Low Impact – Burns efficiently so it requires little kindling and leaves little ash
- Awesome – seriously. Once this thing gets going, it’s like the bellows of Hades.