warming socks and underthings. The hot air from a candle — lantern or other illuminant placed under the open mouth of the bag would probably be sufficient to keep anything inside the bag dry and warm. A sort of flexible portable closet for drying clothing and keeping things warm. Quite apart from the value of any such apparatus for heating water its use in providing dry warm clothing might be of great importance to comfort and health.
Will get a canvas bag and a whoop to keep it open, and see what we can do with a candle-lantern underneath. I can do a little experimenting upon this by myself at night. We can be certain of this that whatever results are obtained with a candle-lantern, better results would come from the use of stronger heating arrangements.
My idea was to utilize the waste heat given off by any of the illuminants employed in the trenches /but I am a little doubtful whether any are used excepting in dug-outs. No harm however, to ascertain whether any useful heating effects can be obtained with an ordinary candle.