Backcountry Boiler review

Lightweight Portable Water Boiler by Boilerwerks

Whether you’re a novice prepper or a full on survivalist, you should know the importance of boiling your water if it hasn’t come straight out of a sealed bottled. Even the cleanest water source can have bacteria, cysts, and microbiological waterborne pathogens, amongst other invisible enemies, that can make you extremely ill and possibly kill you.

Sometimes it is not practical or possible to make a full on fire to sterilize the water you just secured. If you are mobile and avoiding an enemy, be it the living or the undead, a smokey fire could give away your position. What you really need and want is a device that is efficient enough to rapidly heat your water while producing minimal smoke.

“Backcountry Boiler™ An integrated system designed to perform one task: boil water with found fuel under real trail conditions better than anything else in the world. Weighs 6.5 oz stripped, 8 oz with included food-grade silicone stopper, neoprene sleeve, and silnylon stuff sack. 23 oz total capacity, recommended 16 oz boiling capacity. Made of corrosion-resistant aluminum.”

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The Backcountry Boiler™ is a lightweight but rugged chimney kettle that is efficient enough to utilize a small fuel source that can boil 2 cups of water in under 5 minutes. You can purchase this product in 3 styles. The one described is $99. A special edition with a hard anodized finish to improve abrasion and corrosion resistance is $119. And if your a DYIer, you can purchase a stripped down version without stopper, sleeve and sack for a mere $79. The pot stand is not included on any of the models, but can be purchased for an additional $12.

The Backcountry Boiler™ can be purchased from anyone around the world through creator Devon Montgomery’s website at: The Boilerwerks.

For more information on purifying water sources, read my article The Good, the Bad, the Stagnant and the Salty: Purifying Your Water Supply.

Lightweight Portable Water Boiler by Boilerwerks Whether you're a novice prepper or a full on survivalist, you should know the importance of boiling your water if it hasn't come straight out of a sealed bottled. Even the cleanest water source can have bacteria, cysts, and microbiological waterborne pathogens, amongst other invisible enemies, that can make you extremely ill and possibly kill you. Sometimes it is not practical or possible to make a full on fire to sterilize the water you just secured. If you are mobile and avoiding an enemy, be it the living or the undead, a smokey fire…

Review Overview

Out of 100% - 90%

90%

Will take up space in your survival kit, but its effectiveness to boil water outshines what is currently on the market.

Summary : A lightweight and rugged chimney kettle that can use small fuel sources efficiently.

About TS Alan

TS was the former managing editor of Zombie Training before co-founding ZEA with former associate editor Mike Garman. TS was born outside Buffalo, NY. After attending high school he entered into a two-year community college to study Communications and Media Arts. There he became involved in the college’s radio station as a radio personality, under the pseudonym of J.D. Hollywood. After a year with WNCB radio he also became the station’s Promotions Director. J.D. Hollywood was also one of two names he used as a music reporter and Associate Editor for Buffalo Backstage, a local music magazine. After moving to Manhattan and experiencing the Northeast blackout of 2003, he became interested in prepping and urban survival, learning much of his experience through self education and observation of tragic events like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. TS Alan currently resides in the East Village of New York City and is a published author of the zombie novel The Romero Strain.