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Kelly Kettle Giveaway (used) Sept. 2018

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Brokor, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    For the rest of the month of September, 2018 I am running a giveaway contest, and the winner will receive my used aluminum Kelly Kettle.


    Kelly Kettle Trekker (small)
    Kit includes (as seen in picture above):
    Kelly Kettle (aluminum)
    Kettle base (aluminum)
    Hobo stove (stainless steel)
    Pot and Lid (aluminum)
    2 piece cooking stand (aluminum)
    Pot grabber (aluminum)

    It's used, it's ugly, it smells like charcoal, it has been with me to Iraq and all over the mountains and I have made hundreds of cups of tea and many meals with it. The fire base is still good, just bear in mind that Kelly Kettle does not recommend you use the steel hobo stove with the aluminum base. If you're worried, just buy a small steel base for it (although I have had no issues). The kettle and base do have some dents, but it still works great. It does come with the original green carry bag, too.

    DSC00439.JPG Here's what the hobo stove looks like (that's actually new) on top of the base, exactly how it's to be used.

    DSC00440.JPG All packed away with the parts nested inside.


    Take part by creating engaging content in our Functional Gear and Equipment forum and reviewing a piece of kit, or by posting a thread of the same caliber in our Bushcraft forum. All entries during the month of September will be considered, but ONLY if you post that you're interested in winning in this thread. You may make as many threads as you like, there is no limit on the number of entries. But remember, quality over quantity!

    Myself and the rest of the staff will judge who the winner is based on the content, views, and overall response, so make your threads as high quality as you can! Use pictures, write your well thought opinions, create a poll, and take some time writing about what you found to be useful to the equipment topic or bushcraft topic. At the beginning of October, the staff will decide and announce the winner.

    I will need to ship the kettle out to the winner, so if you are not comfortable with me knowing your address, please do not enter.

    Just say "Brokor, I want to participate" (or something similar) in this thread, then get started posting. Get started early, the more posts you make, the better your chances of winning will be. (yes, I will clean the kettle first before shipping)
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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Great Contest @Brokor. I really enjoy gear reviews from the members and have made some purchases based on a members review.

    Shows how tough these kettles are. From combat to camping, Kelly Kettles last.
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @Bishop I think you should enter your harvest videos. They are bush craft.
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  4. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I want to participate.
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  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I vote for Bishop, He has probably posted 12/15 videos on How Too this year!
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  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    LOL! you don't get to vote but I would really like to read a gear review by @Gator 45/70 :)
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Lol, The only thing I'm reviewing right now is a Failure To Feed problem in a Remington 870
    So far I've polished the inside of the shell tube, Polished the inside of the new barrel where the shell actually sits and changed the ammo. I should test in a few days, I'm not ruling out a bent feed ramp or a weak spring?
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  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Off topic, but the mag follower spring is suspect. Bending the carrier would take deliberate meddling. If you have the fed waterfowl spacer, put it in and see if there's a difference; If so, the spring is cheap.
    New barrel? I can't imagine that being a problem, but it could be. Carefully measure and compare it with the old one to be sure.
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  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    The fix is very simple. You need to upgrade the carrier latch spring. A carrier latch spring serves an important purpose in a Remington 870 shotgun. Every time you fire your weapon, a new shell from the magazine tube must be lifted into the chamber. The carrier latch spring is what does all this lifting. There are two types of carrier latch springs that have various effects on its feeding capabilities. For example, if you use a heavy carrier latch spring (which is used in Remington 1100 and Remington 870 Police), you will have fewer feeding problems and a lot more reliability. The only difference is that it is little harder to depress the carrier when you load a round into a magazine tube. On the other hand, a standard Remington 870 carrier latch spring will be easier to depress but more unreliable at lifting a shotshell. This could end up causing failure to feed if you try to shoot too fast with a standard carrier latch spring installed.

    There is a carrier latch spring that is used in the Remington 1100 model which has the best reliability. The good news is that you can upgrade your Remington 870 shotgun to have this spring as well. If you are interested in finding this part, just search for the Part # F16966. But if you don’t upgrade your Remington 870, you are just going to be left with the carrier latch spring that was installed by the factory. If you have a Remington 870 Express then it will have a silver spring. For those with a Remington 870 Police model, you will have a black spring in there. This black spring is the heavier one that was just discussed so you wouldn’t have to upgrade an 870 Police model if that’s the shotgun you have. Only with the 870 Express would you have to worry about that.
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  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    @DKR is a participant.
  11. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I'm in...
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  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    YESSS! [boozingbuddies]
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  13. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready!

    I've always wanted to try one out.
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  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++


    September is almost over and your chance to win the Kelly Kettle is almost over.
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  15. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    I'm in
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  16. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    We will be looking through all the entries and deciding who will win, please have patience. I estimate a week to arrive at a decision, then I will notify the winner. Thanks to everybody who participated!
  17. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    And the winner has been decided! Congratulations, @Witch Doctor 01 for creating great content!
    As a consolation, I have sent an Amazon gift card via email to @DKR for yet another fantastic entry.

    I really do appreciate the participation to the forum.
  18. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Congrats, you two!! [winkthumb]
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  19. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready!

    Great job!
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  20. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Had a lot of fun both posting and reading the other entries.
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