Recently we brought you some fancy wood burning gadgets with modern twists like the Biolite CampStove and Cook-Air Grill, today we bring you the Backcountry Boiler. A water bottle-sized water boiler for when you’re away from civilization and need to boil water for drinking, making tea or coffee, or hot water for noodles.
The Backcountry Boiler is about the same size as a large water bottle but a bit heavier because of its metal composition. It has a capacity of 20 ounces of water but the recommended maximum is 16 oz., which can be heated in about 5 minutes using a variety of material for the fire.
The Backcountry Boiler’s design is based on chimney kettles used by Irish fishermen and throughout Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. The things I like about the boiler is its size and the fact that you can use small twigs, that are laying around in any area with trees, to make a fire and have boiling water in no time. If you don’t need hot water, it can still be used as a regular bottle water.