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  • elsahoffmann
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    I have a sandbag – which fits over a car door – as a support for my Wimberley
    now the question is – what to fill the sandbag with…
    Sand (since it is a sandbag) ?
    traveling to the Kgalagadi – I will take it empty and borrow some from the park – or do you have any better ideas?

  • Norm de Plume
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    Rice or small beans?

  • elsahoffmann
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    I have heard those things go vrot – but I have no experience of this myself.

  • bomtek
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    dense plastic or rubber balletjies works best

  • SimonDP
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    I use plastic beads in mine. Works the best and lightest to carry around. Rice, beans etc will really drive you nuts after a while, they start to ferment, mould, etc…and breed larvae sometimes….

  • elsahoffmann
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    @simondp 298114 wrote:

    I use plastic beads in mine. Works the best and lightest to carry around. Rice, beans etc will really drive you nuts after a while, they start to ferment, mould, etc…and breed larvae sometimes….

    mmm protein – and something extra to shoot 🙂

  • Peter Connan
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    I think sand is the steadiest. But it’s also the heaviest.

    And it can be dusty, so I prefer to use river sand that I have washed, or to put a plastic bag inside the sandbag.

  • elsahoffmann
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    thanks Peter. At least if I borrow sand I can return it 🙂

  • Christo Schutte
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    I use small plastic balls, no problem and they will last forever.

  • elsahoffmann
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    @christo Schutte 298314 wrote:

    I use small plastic balls, no problem and they will last forever.

    what kind – size – and where do you get it?

  • Christo Schutte
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    @elsahoffmann 298315 wrote:

    what kind – size – and where do you get it?

    They are about 3 x 3mm in size. I got it from a company doing plastic ejection molding about 5 year ago. They were on the campus of the CSIR then but I don’t know if the company is still their.

  • elsahoffmann
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    thanks Christo

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