Kettles and Stoves and Cooking Gear for the Great Outdoors Manufactured in the UK

“Totally manufactured in the UK. If it hasn’t got a whistle then it isn’t a Ghillie!”

Ghillie Kettle – I’ve not tried these but they look like fab bits of kit. Available from their website. Also available for example at Lissom and Muster.

The Ghillie Kettle seems to be based on the Sirram Volcano Kettle made by George Marris & Co. of Birmingham. Production of the Sirram storm kettles ended around 1970. Sirram also made a number of other products like the very well designed and made camping kettle pictured below. George Marris & Co. sadly seemed to have gone.

http://www.ghillie-kettle.co.uk/

A vintage British made Sirram camping kettle

A vintage British made Sirram camping kettle. This small made in England aluminium camping kettle has a fold down handle, a little screw on spout lid and screw on lid (so you can fill it with water before you leave), and an inner tea infuser.

Brews up! Drift wood powered @Ghillie_Kettles on Tregonhawke Beach

Brews up! Drift wood powered @Ghillie_Kettles on Tregonhawke Beach.

THE MAVERICK - HARD ANODISED Ghillie Kettle. Made in the UK.

THE MAVERICK – HARD ANODISED Ghillie Kettle. Made in the UK.

KD Technic (KDT) make Ghillie Kettle bags, for various sizes of Ghillie Kettle. KD Technic make all their heavy duty covers and bags in the UK – wellington boot bags, duffle bags, extension reel bags, Ghillie Kettle bags, car seat covers, clothes peg bags, garden tractor covers, pool table covers, snooker table covers, garden furniture covers, spare wheel bags, parasol covers, rotary washing line covers, BBQ covers, fishing bags and covers, caravanning bags, aprons. and so on. Good quality and very reasonably priced, their products are available by telephoning them (trade or retail; off the shelf or bespoke) or on their eBay shop –

http://www.kdtechnic.co.uk

http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/kdt0114

HEAVY DUTY CARRY CASE TO FIT EXPLORER 1ltr GHILLIE KETTLE made in UK by KDT.

HEAVY DUTY CARRY CASE TO FIT EXPLORER 1ltr GHILLIE KETTLE made in UK by KDT.

Another great bit of kit for heating / cooking is the Pocket Stove  by backpackinglight.co.uk which comes in stainless steel or titanium.  It’s a neat little cooking solution that can burn wood, solid fuel tablets from Esbit or Hexamine and, with a standard Trangia burner slotted in, meths.  Made in the UK.  Also made in the UK is their Honey Stove – http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/wood-burning-stoves/RD104.html

The Pocket Stove by backpackinglight.co.uk. Made in the UK

The Pocket Stove by backpackinglight.co.uk. Made in the UK

The mKettle is made in the UK – www.mkettle.com

2011 an mKettle being used in the Wadi Bih Desert at the Oman and UAE border.

2011 an mKettle being used in the Wadi Bih Desert at the Oman and UAE border.

The Bell Tent Stove through wall tent stove is made in the UK – http://www.belltent.co.uk/bell_tent_uk_stove

Storm kettles by the Eydon Kettle Company Limited are made in the UK. On their website that state “all STORM Kettles are carefully made in the UK” – http://www.eydonkettle.com

Primus stoves used to be made in Sweden or England, but these days they are made in Estonia.

You can find British made mess tins at http://www.messtin.co.uk – “These Mess Tins are manufactured by TOC Ltd. TOC Ltd supply products to the Ministry of Defence; they are reputedly the best and are often still recommended by expeditionary groups and outdoor people. Ideal for campers, scout group’s, cadets, Duke of Edinburgh Awards or anyone who simply enjoys outdoor cooking!”

Size: Large 60mm x 135mm x 180mm, Small 56mm x 128mm x 165mm; Weight: 0.375kgs; Weight Pair: 390 gms; Specification: 1mm Food Grade Alloy; Handle: 5mm; Aluminium.

Used for cooking, boiling or to simple eat out of when camping, walking, trekking, expeditions just like the military. Brand new – made in Coventry, England – http://www.messtin.co.uk

TOC Ltd also have a Cycle Frame Building & Finishing service under the name tocycle (clever use of their name here). Renovation, Re-spray and Frame Finishing Services. Bespoke Cycle frames built in the UK with the benefits of batch production prices and lead times – http://www.tocycle.co.uk

There’s a great video review of mess tins generally below.

Genuine Britisg Army Mess Tin set. Made in England.

Genuine Britisg Army Mess Tin set. Made in England.

Mess Tin set. Made in the UK.

Mess Tin set. Made in the UK.

Mess Tin Set. Made in England.

Mess Tin Set. Made in England.

Bison Bushcraft describe themselves as bushcraft and wilderness outfitters and they are keen to source stuff locally. All their men’s and women’s clothing and knives for example are made in the UK (made in the UK from UK materials). They also sell British made Spoons / Crook Knives, Strikefire fire steels, knives, Strikefire Spork (yes it’s a British made spork it appears), and pot hanging tripods. Their customer service is excellent – http://www.bisonbushcraft.co.uk

Bison Bushcraft Campfire Tripod. Made in the UK.

Samuel Groves, established in 1817, is a British Cookware Manufacturer and importer based in Birmingham. The company were purchased by U Group Ltd (an importer of bar, catering and janitorial products) in 2014. The Samuel Groves range includes made in the UK pots and pans, outdoor cooking pots, dixies and billy cans (minimum order quantity 10), frying pans,traditional pots and pans, and traditional and non-stick baking trays, roasting dishes, pie dishes, sandwich tins, plate locking rings, pudding basins, food rings, plate covers, food moulds, bun sheets, pudding moulds, steamer units, and their Mermaid range of bakeware, stovetop kettles, metal jugs, metal hand washing sinks, heat lamps (some of these are foreign made), and metal kitchen utensils (some of these are foreign made). Their non-stick pans, woks, skillets, pizza equipment, some of their heat lamps, Strata buffet ware, kitchen knives, chopping boards, some of their metal kitchen utensils, condiments, table ware, glassware, bread baskets, cake stands, trolleys, trays trolleys, and bins are foreign made. Most other U Group products are foreign made, although they do sell Churchill and Steelite crockery (some of which is made in the UK). Samuel Grove products are available from the U Group website. See the Samuel Groves online catalogues to find out which products are UK made – http://www.ugroupltd.com

For more kitchen items please click here.

Strikefire – http://strikefire.com there website was under construction when I checked it today (25/6/15).  “Strikefire is the new brand for camping and extreme outdoor individualists. British design and made”.

Strikefire Firesteel/Ferro Rod. Made in the UK.

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