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Video Gear Review: Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler

Our field correspondent puts a chimney kettle to the test.

by: Joe Flowers



The Specs:
Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler
Cost: $100
Weight (without water) 10 oz.
Water capacity: 16 oz.
backcountryboiler.com

Also check out Joe's review of the mKettle, another chimney kettle model from the Ultra Light Kettle Co.

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Carroll
Oct 12, 2012

Forget Boilerwerks get an mKettle! You can buy it, it has a great track record and most of all it works without flaws. Thanks. C

Rainer T.
Sep 17, 2012

This is just vaporware. Still waiting. September 2012. :(
Do you think we are all fools........

BB
Mar 27, 2012

Worst project I have backed. still waiting for it to arrive. Given up all hope.

Brian
Mar 16, 2012

Homemade. I wish it was better, but sadly it is not. Gave benefit of doubt. Wish I had not. How to use other people's money and under deliver on the hype. We all waited, and waited, and the waited some more. Tired of the excuses. Waste of time.

St
Mar 13, 2012

I would love to buy the backcountry boiler instead of the mkettle but I am really tired of scouring the net looking for a way to purchase it. If you are going to complain about getting ripped off you might want to look into product availability.

Erik the Frustrated
Mar 09, 2012

Real disappointment. This guy had so long to make something nice and squander it, with a makeshift burred up kettle. Shame on you.

Anonymous
Nov 20, 2011

Lame

Peter
Nov 09, 2011

This is the old design. The stopper has been redesigned and there is an alcohol stove insert you can use instead of wood.

Peter
Nov 09, 2011

This is the old design. The stopper has been redesigned and there is an alcohol stove insert you can use instead of wood.

Anonymous
Nov 09, 2011

Nice. Impressive boil time.

Aaron
Nov 08, 2011

Great review! Interesting concept, but seems like the design could use some additional refinements like a better stopper system and sturdier base. $100 seems pretty steep as well, but gotta appreciate an independent developer/startup business.

Gwen
Nov 04, 2011

I like my Kelly Kettle. Even though it's bigger and heavier, I can cook on it, and it holds more water.

- Joe Flowers
Oct 31, 2011

Fuel requirements are dry wood.

Anonymous
Oct 30, 2011

Poor vid. No explanation of fuel requirements.

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