Camp Fire Kettles is a wholesale company soley devoted to the distribution and wholesale of outdoor products. It’s customer base is largely made up of specialist outdoor activity based retailers.
The company is part of The A World Of Furniture group based in Salisbury , Wiltshire. A World Of Furniture is a very well established furniture retailer with outlets in Hampshire , Dorset and Wiltshire, employing over 40 staff and supplying customers on a nationwide basis. Founded in the early nineties by husband and wife team , Mark and Lucy Hotson it continues to flourish with future store development planned for 2014 and beyond.
Mark and Lucy have a very keen ‘interest’ in outdoor education. In 2008 they set up Countrylore Bushcraft with one sole aim ; to bring their community closer to all the wonders that their natural environment has to offer. Countrylore is now regularly working with local schools and organisations teaching Wilderness Living skills and Bushcraft. ‘The Hotsons’ are very keen to emphasize they do not see themselves as professionals. The outdoor education is full of so called ‘experts’ and does not need anymore. If all they do is enthuse and in some way set their ‘customers’ on a trail of discovery then they feel their ‘mission’ is complete.
Campfire kettles first major success has been their ‘Kirtley Kettles’.
Kirtley Kettles are a traditionally styled , practical and very robust range of superb kettles suited to the outdoor market. Unlike many of their competitors they can be hung over a fire and withstand the very many rigours of camp life. They are the original camp fire kettle ! Endorsed by one of the UK’s best Outdoor and Bushcraft instructors Mr Paul Kirtley of Frontier Bushcraft we are sure they are set to be at the heart of the outdoor industry for many many years.
Taking its lead from A World Of Furniture , Campfire kettles intends to build upon its success and is currently looking at bringing both tried and tested products back to ‘market’ as well as some newly innovated ones.