GSI Kettle, Revisited by Video

So, not much new to add here on the GSI Kettle from my previous write up about it, but I did just want to add a video showing the stuff sack that I made to use with the kettle, and show some of the stuff I will use inside it, and how well it packs up. So, hope you enjoy the video.

About Stick

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.
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4 Responses to GSI Kettle, Revisited by Video

  1. jeff poindexter says:

    great video with really good comments as to the handle being in the way of the lid, but a little modification will make it better. Information was excellent and need a demonstration as to the water boil time with the little stove. I’ve seen them built a time or two with only a short demonstration as to how they work. Thanks, Keep up the good work……


    • stick13 says:

      Thanks for checking out the site. And of course you have seen a few of them built, you helped me (dad)! Thanks. The stove that I am using is the same as the ones we were building, only it is the one that I ordered.

      I do have boil times listed using different amounts of fuel, as well as with and with out the windscreen in place. I also posted a boil time using my Optimus Crux canister stove. The listings can be seen by under both the GSI Kettle (highlite Gear >> Kitchen >> Cook Pots & Utensils >> GSI Kettle) or under the White Box Stove tab (highlite Gear >> Kitchen >> Stoves & Extras >> White Box Stoves).


  2. Scott Breakall says:

    Hi Stick,
    I found your blog from a thread on
    I recently bought a GSI Kettle as well, and I’ve used it with an MSR Pocket Rocket stove. That combination boils really fast! I like that the kettle is large enough to store the stove inside. I also had to put it in a small stuff sack for the reasons you mentioned – the kettle’s lid just doesn’t stay on very well.
    That Whitebox stove looks really cool. I will check that out.


    • stick13 says:

      Thanks for checking my site out. I haven’t even used the kettle with my Optimus Crux yet, but I will. Honestly, with all my alcohol stoves I haven’t even thought of using my canister stove with it.
      Do look into the White Box Stoves. The original WBS works well in conjunction with the kettle. Not to mention it is a tough stove.
      Thanks again. And by the way, who are you on WhiteBlaze?


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