DIY Storm kettle build design - Ultimate survival and camping Kelly Ghillie Hobo rocket kettle Stove



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This is a comprehensive 5 page PDF egineering drawing and specification to build a DIY storm kettle.
Included in the download are DXF files that can be used by a local CNC profile cutting company to precisely cut out the parts for you.

Because of the increased amount of surface area exposed to heat compared to a conventional kettle, the storm kettle more efficiently uses the energy created by the fire which means a lot less fuel is needed. The added bonus is the chimney creates a draft effect that increases the flow of air to the fire making it burn hotter and boiling water faster. The storm kettle fire pot can also be used to heat a cooking pan for some delicious camping meals. The easy set up and low environmental impact makes this an essential part of your camping/survival gear.

Each page at full scale is size A3. Set the printer to poster mode to print in A4 and splice the pages together using tape/glue if A3 is not available.

Please note that this is NOT an industry standard drawing, it is also a first draft and will be revised upon feedback, should you require a new revision it will be sent to you at no extra cost.
DXF files can only be opened using CAD software so set to 'Save' not 'Open' when downloading if you do not have CAD.

It is recomended to use stainless steel that is 1.2mm thick or Aluminium that is 2mm thick

1:1 scale the kettle will measure- H:200mm L:200mm W:120mm
The fire pot H:100mm L:150mm W:120mm

Holds 1.5 Ltrs of water (just under 2ltrs if filled to the brim)

Follow along with this build video:

If you have any queries regarding how to build this Storm kettle or would like information of another pattern becoming available in the future please feel free to get in touch.

Copyright by "Joshua De Lisle".
This item is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, do not redistribute or resell the pattern/design.

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5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

This is a great design. I only had 16 gauge (1.5mm) steel to work with instead of the recommended 2mm making welding a bit trickier, but cutting and bending a bit easier. All in all a fun project. Finished in cold bluing used for guns.

Don Jun 10, 2021

4 out of 5 stars

All in all, this was a very good way for me to get into sculpture. I found the build rather challenging and couldn't seem to get some pieces to fit (could have been a printing anomaly) so i recut them slightly bigger and just kind of winged it. Pleased with my finished article. Recommended.

titan143 May 26, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Plans are easy to follow . Watched the you tube video a couple of times. Great work. Will post the end result when finished . Did it with A2 size print. Might go bigger for the next one

Peter Aug 15, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Great and powerful power hammer. I made one in about a week and was able to do all the cutting of supports and plate pieces with a plasma cutter. Very good design, and easy plans to follow to make a great power hammer for a fraction of the cost to buy one. I highly recommend!

Bill Stapleton Sep 7, 2020

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