Size or your kettle’s capacity is a significant factor to consider. If you will be camping regularly with your family, it is a smart choice to pick a kettle with a large capacity like the GSI Outdoors Convex Kettle, boasting of its 2.8L capacity perfect for large group camping.
If you will be backpacking alone, we recommend the BioLite KettlePot Outdoor Pot and Kettle. It is multipurpose as it serves both as a pot or a kettle suitable for soups or brewing coffee. Though considerably light at 16.4 oz, it can boil water enough at 1.5 L capacity for four people, perfect for backpacking.
Another consideration when backpacking is portability. Wide mouthed kettles are sometimes preferred by backpackers since you will be able to fit a number of other gears inside the kettle while inside the backpacking bag. We chose the Barbeqa Camping Kettle Set. This lightweight set at 1.4 lb comes with two bowls which you can fit inside the kettle during the hike.
With the kettle size, another consideration is the boiling time. Kettle that has a wider base and less height like the Docooler Camping Kettle, can boil water faster at 3 minutes boiling time and thus save you fuel.