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Sandbag Packing Material

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#21 Huntington Guy

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Posted June 03 2015 - 06:33 PM

Sandpit....just don't let Joey catch you.

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Posted June 03 2015 - 07:04 PM

I used rice in my bag. I didn't want a heavy bag and it really works pretty well. You might want to give it some thought
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#23 Mad Russian

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Posted June 03 2015 - 07:40 PM

Sandpit....just don't let Joey catch you.

Or a bag of washed play sand for $4/50LBS from Home Depot

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Posted June 03 2015 - 07:41 PM

If you decide to go the beach sand route, bake it in the oven (if you can get away with it) to kill off the microbes that are in it.

If you want heavy, dense sand, go into your local reptile store and purchase some sand (unused) that is put into the tank for the reptiles.

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Posted June 03 2015 - 07:49 PM

I used a 5lb. bag of rice & left it in the plastic bag it came in. Wrap it again with duct tape. Then I cut off the leg of an old pair of jeans, slid it in, & sewed both ends shut. Make a second one from the other leg & you also have a pair of Daisy Duke cut-offs (for your wife).
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Posted June 03 2015 - 08:13 PM

Or a bag of washed play sand for $4/50LBS from Home Depot

I'm siding with the Mad Russian here... WAY too much discussion and debate on how to fill a sand bag. It's a sand bag, not a package of pure, uncut cocaine that you're trying to smuggle on a transatlantic flight, into the US, past a dog, and on a guided tour of the Capitol building to resupply a few congressmen.

Open bag, fill with sand, close bag. I know we all have our anal retentive OCD methods of doing things sometimes, myself included, but this is just a sand bag :D
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Posted June 03 2015 - 08:35 PM


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Posted June 04 2015 - 06:17 PM

Just don't get it wet, or you'll have a disgusting moldy mess.

Seriously, WTF is wrong with just plain old, run of the mill, ordinary, common, every day sand?
Why does this even merit pages of discussion over some exotic fill for an effing sand bag. The same effing sand bags I make from the legs of old jeans and a couple of zip ties?

Haha exactly what i was thinking
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Posted June 04 2015 - 08:49 PM

I've used a number of different fillers for sandbags, and I keep coming back to rice.

It's solid enough, but unlike sand, allows a bit more shifting of your rest, whereas sand is tougher to shift once you're settled in. Plus, if you need to e&e, it's edible.

Beans, another popular ( and edible) filling, is not solid enough for many tastes.

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