Hobo Stove (Accessory) Large - fits 'Base Camp' and 'Scout' models

Place this Hobo Stove™  accessory on to the fire base of your 'Base Camp' or 'Scout' Kettle to create a highly effective wood fired Camp Stove.

Any size pot or pan can be used on the Hobo Stove
Takes up no extra space .... it fits neatly inside the fire base of your kettle for storage.   In fact, our cup set fits inside our steel cook pot, which fits inside the Hobo, which fits inside the fire base  :-)
Made from 0.7mm Stainless Steel
Weight 0.16kg / 0.35lb
Height 67mm, Diameter 152mm

Note: This Hobo stove will not fit the fire base of the smaller 'Trekker' Kettle.

SKU: 50043

Availability: In stock

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Product Description

Place this Hobo Stove™  accessory on to the fire-base of your 'Base Camp' or 'Scout' Kettle to create a highly effective wood fired Camp Stove.

  • Safe, easy and fun to use: Creates stable cooking surface for pot or fry pan and the fire is safely contained within the unit.
  • Fuel efficient: Heat is directed toward the pot or fry pan on the top.
  • Works in all weather conditions.
  • Uses any solid fuel.
  • Compact & Tough: Packs away inside the Kelly Kettle fire-base

Directions for use

1. Place the Hobo Stove on the Kettles fire-base with the wide rim of the Hobo sitting on the fire-base.
2. Face the circular hole of the fire-base into the wind. Face the large 'feeder' hole in the side of the Hobo Stove away from the wind.
3. Add fuel as required via the top, side 'feeder' hole of the Hobo Stove, or via the hole in the fire-base.
4. Place any size pot or pan on the Hobo Stove to cook :-)

Allow to cool fully before packing. Just flip the Hobo Stove over and it fits perfectly inside the fire-base!

The fire-base becomes extremely hot and will scorch the ground underneath. So where possible 'leave no trace'' and set up on a non-combustible surface (like sand, gravel, large stone) or use our simple Support under the fire-base to insulate the ground from the heat.
In an emergency, the Hobo Stove can be used without the fire-base if a surface for cooking is needed. Simply place the Hobo Stove on the ground and build the fire inside.

We recommend the Hobo Stove be used with our Stainless Steel fire-bases as Aluminium fire-bases can warp and melt from the intense heat.

Packing small

Many of our accessories pack together saving space. The following all pack: Our 350ml cup > inside 500ml cup > inside the large cook set > inside this Hobo Stove > inside the fire base (Base Camp or Scout) > which inverts up into the bottom of kettle itself! Neat, compact storage! 

Cost-FREE to run! Never carry fuel again! Never run out of fuel again! Simply gather deadwood, twigs, dry grass, pine cones or whatever natural fuel you find lying around in the area - and cook your meal.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Diameter 152mm
Item Weight 0.17kg (weight including packaging 0.3kg)
Product Capacity No
Kettle Height 67mm
Customer Reviews (14)
Game Changer
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What a stunning addition, I’ve not used the Kelly Kettle enough over the years on account of not drinking many hot drinks. However now I’m a complete convert. Boil the water, pop in the pan and cook. Or make a camp fire coffee and use the embers for bacon and eggs. My daughters now insist every supper we have is now cooked on the Kelly Kettle... Review by jwas3000 (Posted on 12/08/2020)
Das Wasser hat tatsächlich nach 5 MInuten gekocht. Schneller als im Wasserkocher. *****
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Vielen Dank für die Lieferung. Mein Kelly Kettle 1,6L ist komplett mit allem was dazu gehört. Konnte ihn erst jetzt ausprobieren und er funktioniert tadellos. Es hat richtig spass gemacht ihn zu benutzen und er wird weiter benutzt werden. Für Euch komplett alle 5 Sterne.
PS: Das Wasser hat tatsächlich nach 5 MInuten gekocht. Schneller als im Wasserkocher. ***** :-)
Review by miezenpeter (Posted on 06/08/2019)
Surprisingly Effective
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I wasn't expecting great things from the Hobo stove, having been disappointed with the the pot stand, however, with some hot coals left over from boiling the kettle and a ready supply of short, thick twigs, it's surprisingly effective. Coupled with a relatively thin steel 12" frying pan, I had tea and breakfast for 4 made in about 20 mins.

The key is to keep feeding it fuel to keep a steady heat.
Review by LomaxFC (Posted on 17/09/2018)
trouble free, fast
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Have had mine for over ten years, never let me down. The best coffee on the go implement for riverside or woodland excursions ever invented. Review by friedbreadwoodsman1945 (Posted on 18/03/2018)
Arrived bang on time via a great email support!
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Comment: Dear All, my new Kelly-kettle and its hobo stove arrives bang on time, via a great e-mail support. The kettle looks great its just how it performs, a S/Steel version slightly heavier than I'm used to but that will walk in, but not today its pouring and blowing a hooulie terrible weather. Packaging awesome very good indeed

best regards

Gerry Curran.
Review by G Curran (Posted on 03/06/2016)
A well used piece of Kit and is treated as a best friend
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Our new Trekker Kettle etc arrived with us in Southern Spain today in super quick time, now complimenting our base camp which is almost six years old and still working brilliantly.
Our Hobo stove is also a well used bit of kit and is treated as a best friend.
Cant praise Kelly Kettle products and service enough you're doing a grand job.
Best wishes
Peter Wade
Review by P. Wade (Posted on 13/04/2016)
Hobo stove makes great even better
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I have a very old, battered and much loved aluminium Kelly. I have had it for well over a decade. A lot of my work is outdoors, away from facilities or shelter. I use my Kelly a lot to boil water to make a brew, and sometimes use the base as a mini fire pit to generate a bit of warmth at lunchtime on a cold and miserable day.
In the past, I have cooked on the fire base, using a home-made pot stand.
Having recently bought a hobo stove attachment, I am thrilled! It is much more stable and efficient than my home made effort, it also packs so neatly inside the base. I can know fry an egg for my lunch as well as have a hot brew.

Review by orchardbob (Posted on 17/12/2015)
Excellent design.
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I recieved this with my mugs last week and only got around to using it today.
I was on the bog collecting the last of my dried turf for the winter fire.
Coffee was made then lined up the hobo stove to cook my dinner a chicken, prawn and chorizo Paella. Measurements were made with the mugs and all the cooking done on the hobo stove with a turf fire burning.
Absolutely brilliant !! Paella cooked to perfection.
It will now be used extensively in future, along with the rest of the Kelly Kettle products.
Thanks Kelly Kettle.
Review by Worzel (Posted on 07/08/2014)
everyone needs one!!
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This is a boss bit of kit. I have used it many times on my base camp unit. It gives a firm stable base for a larger pan. A++++++++++ Review by the b.f.g. (Posted on 26/07/2014)
great addition to the range
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the Hobo stove is such a simple idea but makes all the difference! I use mine every fishing trip and whilst the tea is brewing the rashers are cooking! Review by Chris Meadows (Posted on 25/07/2014)
Hobo - the Kelly Kitchen :-)
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Hobo - the Kelly Kitchen :-)

My second outing with the new Hobo stove prototype went every bit as well as the first but this time I had my camera.

That little green bag now contains everything I need to cook properly in camp. It's like a Russian doll. Inside my old and much loved aluminium Base Camp kettle, are the two new nesting mugs both of which can be used as pans in an emergency. Inside the fire base is the Hobo stove, the cookset and gripper. This still leaves loads of space for flint, tinder and a spork etc. I also have a favourite pan that's been with me for years and that fits too.

The wind was howling at gale force down the Rheaedr Valley (Wales) at the Pistyll Rheaedr waterfall where I spent a long weekend.

At mealtimes I adopted a system. First I would boil water for a drink. The rest of the water stayed in the kettle for washing up. This ensured I had plenty of coals and a good fire going.
Then I got out the Hobo stove.
Throughout the weekend the Hobo cooked porridge, bacon, scrambled eggs, rice, spuds, a curry and kippers. Who needs dehydrated food now? All this in a wind gusting to thirty miles an hour. I even cooked in the 500ml mug to save washing up while in chef mode!

The addition of the the Hobo stove and the mugs gives you absolutely everything you need in the field. Sorry if I seem to be gushing a bit but I am seriously impressed by what you get for just a few extra grams in weight and no extra space taken at all. And don't forget that you've lost the weight of your old mug and the old stove that you don't need any more! All with free fuel every time.

Well done Kelly Kettle, a great move.

(erm... Any chance of a Kelly Kafertiere? - I'll get my coat! )

Review by Pat French, U.K. (Posted on 18/07/2014)
Hobo stove. Great item, makes the kit complete
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I spent the weekend camping and had my stainless steel base camp Kettle Kettle and cooking kit with my new Hobo stove with me.
The Kelly Kettle is excellent boiling water fast and with the pot stand on top it can heat food at the same time. I have had my set about a year and it is used a lot and I would not be without it. The new Hobo stove completes and improves the set. I used the hobo stove for the first time and found it very easy to use and control the heat cooking chicken curry to perfection. In the mornings a full fry up was done with very little fuel and no hassle.
If you have a Kelly Kettle, the Hobo stove is a must. Many thanks John.
Review by John (Posted on 17/07/2014)
A perfect additon to the already perfect kit
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I was gagging to get hold of this as soon as I saw the 'coming soon' addition to the K.K webpage. I was not disappointed.
Fitting neatly inside the base along with the cooking set & a tobacco tin of tinder/firesteel. Took it out on my first camping trip of the year, and it was superb. Come breakfast time, I boiled up plenty of water for some tea and coffee whilst heating up some tinned tomatoes in my saucepan using the pan stand, to get the most efficient use of fuel. Then just swapped the kettle for the hobo stove when it boiled, bunged in some more fuel and then cooked a huge fry up on top. Perfect! (pics on twitter). This has become my first choice stove/kettle over my gas, trangia and petrol stoves (I have a lot) and collecting suitable wood/fuel etc to store/dry. Is a great way to keep you active if you are bored around camp, if you are more of a 'basecamp' style camper such as myself.

P.S. Would love to see removable lids for the new mugs to keep your tea warm whilst cooking on top of the stove.

Matt P.
Review by Matt P. (Posted on 02/07/2014)
The hobo stove makes the Kelly Kettle much more versatile. It is a great addition.
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I picked up my hobo stove this morning, and since my wife and daughter are at work and school, I promptly gave the stove a try, after a short hike from my house.

The stove appears to be sturdy, like the kettle. It fits very well into the kettle.
I first heated water to cook some freeze dried backpacking food, while at the same time heating some excellent hibiscus tea.

With the water hot, I used the hobo stove to cook my meal. I found that it had very good air flow for burning wood, and retained heat for cooking very well. It was easy to maintain the proper heat to cook within the necessary temperature range for as long as necessary - about 20 minutes in this case.

My initial impression is that, as I expected, the hobo stove makes the Kelly Kettle much more versatile. It is a great addition.
I will send some pictures in a separate email. As you might notice, the one item I am missing is a Kelly Kettle cup. I apologize for the omission. I will soon fix that problem, and buy the cups.

Thanks for a great product,
Robert Laumann, Idaho, U.S.A.
Review by Robert Laumann, Idaho, U.S.A. (Posted on 06/05/2014)
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