I was at a meeting this weekend where someone was going to throw one of these big pots in the trash because she couldn't find the vertical post (stem?) for the basket. I offered to carry it out for her, and took it right to my car.
More often than not, we camp with family who need electricity, so DH and I pay for it whether we use it or not. It will be very convenient to have this much hot water without having to start a fire or use up gas in the stove.
I'm sure I'll find a use for the orphan basket somewhere.
I need to test the pot to make sure it will heat. If it doesn't, no big deal since the thing was free.
Thanks for the great idea, BobHenry and Dennis in NY. I had read this thread last year and finally got around to using the info.
Nice coincidence that MikeSova found a good deal on a Redneck Water Heater this weekend, too.