Food4Patriots Sun Kettle

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Food4Patriots Sun Kettle
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Failure of my Sun Kettle

Sorry to say that when I went to open my sun kettle the bottle broke in my hands. Fortunately I was wearing gloves or I would have had cuts as the bottle collapsed. The concept is good, but mine did not pan out.

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Doesn't boil water

After receiving my Sun Kettle, I placed in in direct sunlight on my deck for over an hour. Water never got above lukewarm. Re-deployed to another area with even better direct sunlight. Same results. Been sitting in storage ever since.

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Crappy, don't buy, return service is fraud

I tried to boil water four times. Inserting a thermometer, after immediately taking the lid off, never went above 150 degrees. I left it in the Florida sun on my balcony for over two hours.
I was provided a return address and number, paid $16 postage. The receiving end refused delivery.

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2
Sun Kettle review

An expensive item that won't get used often. I'm sure this will do the advertised job (quickly heating a liquid). But Clean up and decontamination afterwards looks like a potential problem. I'll probably keep it on the shelf until I obviously need it.

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Self reliance.

Hedge against the unknown.

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2

We have t had any sunny days to try it out. It has been dark and dreary here for months, when we get some sun, I'll try it out and let you know how it works. I'm anxious to see what happens.
Ps. I can't get enough of your oatmeal, I just keep ordering things so I can get more oatmeal!

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3
Solar. In the Pacific Northwest

This probably work s great When the Sun shines. About 4 days out of 5 its raining here in the winter. It does NOT make me feel prepared if it's raining..

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3

Honestly I have not used it it looks like it will work This summer we will see what it will do

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3
Great Idea too Fragile

The first one I ordered came broken. The company replaced it quickly in better wraps. I have used it and it works. I store it in a box packed with foam peanuts. Thanks

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HOT WATER...

The product performs as advertised. If you want a HOT drink early in the morning, you will have to wait several hours. I raised the kick stand about 3.5 in. to get a better angle to S. TEXAS WINTER sun.

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High, but less then others

Was a deal, so I brought.

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Not quite

I thought the parabolic mirror surfaces might eventually bubble up and fall off. I don't like the way the top screws on. I don't think it will work well at any time except high noon.

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review from Don

I recommend using a rough or bumpy surface on the screw cap. Mine is difficult to grasp the smooth surface and is difficult to screw on and off. Going by the directions I could only fill about a cup and a half of water. Should be at least 2 cups or 16 ounces. At 1:30 in afternoon at air temp of 21% took 50minuets to heat water to 100 degrees

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Only tested once

I live in Hawaii and decided to test the kettle at 1:00pm on a clear day with occasional cloud. After an hour the water was tepid. After 2 1/2 hours it was very warm but not what I consider hot. Will have to test again, maybe earlier in the day (less-clouds). Great concept ic it works.

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4
Bigger

I like it but. Wish there was a larger version of itA

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4
Works well in direct sunlight.

A higher capacity unit would be well served.

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4
Good but limited temperature

The Sun Kettle is great for warming water for a cup of cocoa or instant soup, But most meal preperations require boiling water and i wasn't able to get the water that hot during my trials.

I haven't given up and plan to continue testing

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George's Sunkettle Review

Not tried, concept sounded good, so I brought because trust your organization.

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Everyone likes hot soup!

This is a must for hunters. When you are out there in the cold woods all day, you can open a can of soup, put it in your Sun Rocket and let it do it's thing. You will have hot soup, and of course that is after you finished your hot coffee!
This little baby does the trick. Be patient and give it time to do it'job. Be sure to set it appropriately facing the sun with shadow directly behind it. It works! Lou from Utica, NY.

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good product

received

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4
sun kettle

I have bought this sun kettle for emergencies for when our power goes out. I have not used it yet but I feel very prepared which is so very good.

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4

I gave this to my soninlaw (who lives in the southwest) for Christmas. He said he was able to get boiling water in about 1.5 hours and with the mirrors closed it retained its heat to provide a warm drink several hours later. To sterlize water it needs to boil 20 minutes at 170 degrees and it did get the job done. Great for 1-2 people.

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Sun kettle

Anticipate trying it out when camping have not yet

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Great idea!

The concept of the Sun Kettle is great. The only thing I would point out is that it doesn't heat as fast as the advertising would imply. In my initial testing it took over 2 hours for the water to boil (low Fall sun in ND).

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good item

will come in handy in a pinch.

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