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Old 05-14-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
Adam Wood
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Re: Sand Bag Question

I think you'll like the military duffel bags better. They're made of a thicker material and have a fold-over top closure with a carabiner-type clip that will stay closed when dropped. Cut off the handle and the straps for more of a challenge. You can find them cheap at military surplus stores or online.

Here's an example:

OD Canvas Duffel w/f/s

The drawstring closure on the waterproof bags won't withstand repeated drops with a heavy load inside, and the material is a little too thin.

I made a few of these for my affiliate a while back using the methods in this guide:

http://www.rosstraining.com/sandbagconstructionkit.pdf - w/f/s - PDF file

The bags need to be retied occasionally, but otherwise they've held up very well in a year of regular use.
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