Sitting on the edge of the fire, the full keg will heat to a good temperature in a few hours, though it stays warm around the clock.

Water is added via a saucepan I found at a Vinnie's store for $2

I installed a thermometer out of an old BBQ lid. The water is the perfect temperature for washing and bathing in the "warm" range. It starts to boil just below "roast".

The nearly complete keg, lacking it's handle.

In order to get the brass nipple on the inside of the keg, I created a wooden arm which would fit through the bung hole.

Once inside, the two handles made it easy to manoeuvre the nipple into place.

Once in place, I secured the male nipple with a female butt. Plumbing terminology is great. I then drilled out the centre to release the placement tool.

My family goes camping whenever we can.

Having rusted trough a number of mild steel drums heating water, I decided an old, stainless steel beer keg would be the ideal replacement.

Once I got my hands on one, I set about adding a handle, a tap and an old BBQ thermometer.

Securing the tap required a threaded brass nipple be added. Unfortunately, the bung hole was much too small to get my hand it, so I create a little wooden robot arm to maneuver it into place. With it securely wired to the end of the arm, positioning it was a snap. Once it was in, I released the arm by drilling out the centre of the nipple to break the wire.

The filler, an old, $2 saucepan from Vinnie’s, drains through a plastic down-spout to just above the bottom of the keg. As such, incoming cold water pushes hot water up and out the tap.

The large volume of the keg is more than enough to bathe my many nephews.