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Any tips on what to use to fill a sandbag?

 
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Apr 10, 2012 11:32 |  #31

Curtis N wrote in post #14241489 (external link)
I respectfully refer you to Skip's post above.

Good Lord! The idea is to provide weight, not soak up urine!
And 20 lbs of sand costs a lot less than $6.

I agree. 60lbs of course multipurpose sand is only $3.58 at Lowes. Seriously. Just buy the sand people. These sandbags are also double layered so it's not like the stuff is just going for fall out everywhere. :rolleyes:


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Apr 10, 2012 12:29 |  #32

drvnbysound wrote in post #14241785 (external link)
I don't have any sand bags... but a quick search on Home Depot, I found Play Sand that is: "a washed, sterilized, dried, screened, and contains no organic matter". $3.65 for 50-lbs. Enter "PS50" into their search engine and it should come up.

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Apr 10, 2012 12:41 |  #33

_Ronni_ wrote in post #14240098 (external link)
Six cans fit perfectly, no sand will leak and I can drink the contents afterwards.

But if you drink six cans of coke, you will need to take a leak... ;-)a

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Apr 10, 2012 12:45 as a reply to  @ Channel One's post |  #34

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Apr 10, 2012 12:47 |  #35

Channel One wrote in post #14242152 (external link)
But if you drink six cans of coke, you will need to take a leak... ;-)a

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That is when you re-use those empty cans and don't have to worry about running to the restroom :)


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Apr 10, 2012 13:14 |  #36

I use gold ingots. They're almost twice as heavy as lead, and they do a fine job of securing my $30 light stand and my $60 Yongnuo flash, even in mild breezes.


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Apr 10, 2012 13:40 |  #37

I was filled with small stones, which must be recognized gathered under the bridge, there was a huge area with them. Washed, drayed them.
I fear that the sand will get wet in the rain and flows into the bag.




  
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Apr 10, 2012 15:17 |  #38

I collected sand from my local fresh water facing park. Then all you do is sift, wash and bake. The only thing to note is that it might get smelly during the baking process, I told my wife to go shopping....none the wiser. It's free and I don't have to store more sand than I need. Just another idea.



  
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Apr 10, 2012 15:35 |  #39

I stole gravel from my gravel driveway, used heavy-duty ziplock bags to control potential dust n dirt, then placed them in the bags.


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Apr 10, 2012 21:21 |  #40

FlashZebra wrote in post #14238478 (external link)
Use only premium fennel seed.

Anything less and other photographers will shun you and giggle at you as you walk away.

Enjoy! Lon

Plus, they smell nice.


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Apr 10, 2012 23:54 |  #41

I tried using cans of Diet Coke, they weren't heavy enough.


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Apr 11, 2012 01:11 |  #42

Sand.

We have tons of it for free here.


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Apr 11, 2012 14:12 |  #43

Persian-Rice wrote in post #14243026 (external link)
I collected sand from my local fresh water facing park. Then all you do is sift, wash and bake. The only thing to note is that it might get smelly during the baking process, I told my wife to go shopping....none the wiser. It's free and I don't have to store more sand than I need. Just another idea.

Yes, but I'll bet that shopping trip cost you a lot more than the best sand available at the hardware store, probably even much more expensive than grade AAA fennel seed....and the deception of it all! A solid marriage crippled like a carbon fiber tripod on a shifting sand dune! She knows what you did....she's saving up the ammunition to use on you later!


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Apr 12, 2012 09:59 |  #44

Curtis N wrote in post #14241489 (external link)
I respectfully refer you to Skip's post above.

Good Lord! The idea is to provide weight, not soak up urine!
And 20 lbs of sand costs a lot less than $6.

*shrug* The fact that I was in the store, have no use for an additional 30 lbs of sand, the empty cat litter is useful container, and that it has a pour spout was worth the additional, uh, $2.15 to me.




  
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Apr 30, 2012 09:44 |  #45

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But if you drink six cans of coke, you will need to take a leak... ;-)a

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this is why you fill one side with coke and the other side with kitty litter so after the shoot you're covered


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