Paper Bag Makes Emergency Kettle for Heating Water (May, 1931)
Paper Bag Makes Emergency Kettle for Heating Water
THE next time you want some hot water, and have none on tap nor any kettle to boil it in, try this simple little stunt. Simply obtain a paper sack made from fairly thick paper, fill it with water, and hold over a gas jet or burner for a few minutes. Although it seems impossible, the water will quickly come to a boiling point, and the bag will not burst out in flames because the water immediately conducts all the heat away from the paper.
You will find this little stunt particularly helpful when you have to put up at some small country hotel that does not provide running hot water. When shaving time comes, simply procure a bag, and the hot water will soon be forthcoming.