This simple add-on transforms an already excellent open-country water boiler, into a serious contender as your principal stove for everything from the family pic-nic, to your wild camping trips and wilderness backpacking adventures.
What’s it for?
A simple accessory that could turn the Kelly Kettle into your new best friend. Using only foraged fuel, the Kelly Kettle has long been one of the best ways of boiling water when you are outdoors. Doesn’t matter what you are doing, fishing, rambling, bird-watching, checking out the landscape geology, or taking a family pic-nic. Just scout around for a few bits of stuff to burn, top up the chimney with water and away you go. Boiling hot water for whatever you need, in minutes. (If you don’t know about the Kelly Kettle, read my review).
Even on days when the Mountains of Mourne seem to be overwhelmed with ramblers & hikers, yompers & footsloggers, you’ll be alone on Sliabh Muc.
The secret of the solitude you will find on this summit, is clearly in the name: Muc. A deeply wrinkled brow that scowls across the landscape, prods the curious and cautions the unwary. And presents itself as unassailable. It is not named after pigs
This walk offers both a good introduction to following a route without way-marks, and the experience of crossing trackless open country. It starts and finishes on the old Banns Road, a green lane that penetrates deep into the mountain heart. On a clear day, there are plenty of features in the landscape to help you find your way.
Fitness challenges: There are no great demands as you rise progressively to the summit of Muc. Just take the time you need. But caution is required as you make the steep descent if your legs are tiring. There are a couple of less-demanding ways home for the prudent. Expect to take 5 hours plus breaks.
Writing a press release:
OK lets see how many really cool marketing expressions we can find that are used to describe this totally sexless utilitarian watch strap.
……….… NATO (Yeah that’s always a good one)… Zulu (Even better, they say that a lot in Hollywood) … Ballistic (Awesome, we’re really getting there now). PVD… ( Hmmm, just a tad geeky, maybe we’d better stop at that).
The conversation continues…
So it’s a NATO Zulu style ballistic nylon mariner watch strap with PVD coated keepers and buckle. Yep… Where did the “mariner” creep in? Dunno. But you were using the strap on the RIB. …You mean Rigid Inflatable Boat? Can we say RIB-Mariner??? No better stick with the model no: Pt-KB06Bzu.
It seems like everyone is wearing them now, even my mother-in-law. I blame James Bond. Read more…