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Filling sandbags/car support

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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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