The Milestone Camping Whistling Kettle is available an orange or silver design, with a capacity of 2-litres. Milestone also has the option to purchase a 1-litre capacity kettle, made from light-weight aluminium instead of the sturdier stainless steel construction used for the 2-litre kettle.
Read the full review of the Milestone Camping Kettle:
The Milestone camping kettle is a great value for money whistling camping kettle. It has a durable stainless steel design with a 2-litre capacity suitable for groups of around 2 – 3 people depending on your needs. Key features include a flip-top whistle, heat-resistant handle, and a light-weight design that shouldn’t weigh you down too much.
The bulkier construction of a stainless steel kettle versus portable models may not be suitable for all people, however, so this is worth bearing in mind if you’ll be hiking longer distances.
- Durable stainless steel design
- Heat-resistant handle
- Can produce heat spots underneath after a few uses
- Not as portable as silicon models
What to look for in a camping kettle:
Weight & Size
If you’re going to be hiking into your campsite, the last thing you want is an enormous, bulky kettle weighing you down. Likewise, if you’re tight for space in your car or campervan, a smaller, more light-weight design is going to be useful.
Bear in mind, however, that the more compact designs typically have a smaller capacity, so large groups may prefer having a bigger kettle to accommodate everyone.
How many people do you need your camping kettle for? 1 person can get by with a small camping kettle with a 1-litre capacity, while two people may be comfortable with a small kettle if you only need it for a cup of coffee in the morning.
As a guide, a 2-litre capacity kettle should be suitable for 2-3 people. Larger groups may want to consider getting more than one kettle.
Most camping kettles range between £8 – £15, depending on the material used in the kettles construction and the overall capacity.
Remember, the cheapest kettle isn’t always the best kettle – sometimes it’s worth investing it a more expensive one if it will last you longer.
A heat-resistant handle is a valuable feature for a camping kettle, so you can easily remove it from the heat when ready without having to find a cloth to protect your hands.
What’s more, some kettles have foldable handles which can be useful for packing up and saving space.
A whistling camping kettle ensures you don’t forget about your water while it’s boiling over the stove – a good feature if you’ve got limited water or time! If you know you’re likely to forget about your kettle while doing other things, investing in one with a whistle can be a good idea.