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2004/01/06 19:50:17 (permalink)
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how to make a big sandbag?

I've seen a few people recently saying they've started sandbag work. Saw a sign down the A4 today saying 'sandbags £1', which has finally made me decided to try this out. But I have a few questions - answers will be much appreciated.

Firstly, what on earth is an 'army surplus duffel bag'? And where can I get one? On the net preferably...

What is to stop the sand leaking out?

Is it better to just tape them together with duck tape?

also, still on the subject of odd objects.. where can I get a keg/barrel?

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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/06 20:48:51 (permalink)
    i got mine from army surlups store for a tenner. Then i had some tough carrot bags from the market from my mate who works there and packed the sand into them, maybe about 10kg each, tied them up and placed them into the army bag. I've had a few workouts with them and everything seems to be fine. Fantastic workouts though!
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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/07 18:25:53 (permalink)
    All i do is tape a bunch of sandbags together to make one huge one.

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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/07 19:15:40 (permalink)
    My large sandbag that I have at the moment is made from an army surplus duffle bag, with 4x25kg sacks of sand inside it. I then wrapped the whole thing up with tape. Weighs just a touch over 100kg and is very hard to pick up and carry.
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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/07 19:30:02 (permalink)
    Thanks guys, I assume the sandbags break and start to spill? I will probably cover them in bin bags then tape them completely and put them in an 'army surplus duffel bag' (so I can vary the weight) if I can find one. There's an army shop called HQ near me so I guess thats a good place to start. I'll let you know how I get on.

    P.S. Anyone know where I can get a keg/barrel?
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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/07 19:35:54 (permalink)
    I got some kegs from a pub, but alot of places I asked couldn't give them away because there is a deposit on them.

    I think you will stand more chance with a free house than with a brewery tied pub to be honest.

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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/08 12:57:03 (permalink)
    cheers mate, I'll ask around.
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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/08 19:07:11 (permalink)
    If you have a chat with the landlord he may have some spares lying about, i got mine in exhange for a couple of bottles of wine.

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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/09 17:12:21 (permalink)
    Mine is like loads of the others: an army surplus duffel bag (that's a long, cylindrical canvas bag that closes at one end - like the one Elvis is pictured with in some of his G.I. photos). Inside that I put some tough bin bags, and in those, the damp sand. I finished off by taping the thing up with gaffer tape to keep it trim.
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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/09 18:16:36 (permalink)
    I got myself some of those army bags a while back, i haven't got round to doing anything with them yet though. They look great, very strong, should hold a fair bit of weight, it would be great if the handles are up to scratch then they could serve as farmers walk implements.

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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/09 20:08:58 (permalink)
    i've just made some up, put 1 1/2 inch piping round both the handles to use them for farmers walk.

    Dumbass that I am I managed to buy 40 kg sandbags...so put two in a duffle bag...plan was to clean and press it....let's just say after one sorta-deadlift i was too tired to do anything more! So I am using one of my farmers walk ones with just one bag in (45kg all told) for now for the cleans, squats, rows, bench etc. Pretty cool...just looking at a routine now with 1 or 2 gym days and a day of sand work per week if anyone has any ideas (probably best to start a 'sandbag and gym routine' thread or something')
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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/09 20:13:12 (permalink)
    So how much weight are the handles each taking up to now Goldenarrow?

    cheers

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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/10 12:41:14 (permalink)
    Ah, probably not clear enough....45 kilos each...I dont wan't to put another sack in as that would be 90 and I really couldn't lift it! Looking for smaller sandbags now, 10k or something...
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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/10 12:47:56 (permalink)
    I will have to test them out then, it would be great if they could hold 100kg each!

    I think volume may limit this too.

    If i break the handles i can always make something up with lorry straps.

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    RE: how to make a big sandbag? 2004/01/13 06:02:52 (permalink)
    I want to start doing some odd object lifting, but not sure when. I'm doing Westside 4 days per week, would I be better doing some odd object stuff after one of the workouts or on one of my free days?
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