Discussion in 'General Homesteading & Building' started by semperscott, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. semperscott

    semperscott Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know a good source for sandbags. Hearing about all the flooding on the radio and also for their other uses, I decided I've put off getting some long enough.

    Thanks for any and all information.
  2. Frugal_Farmers

    Frugal_Farmers Good ole country folk


    There are many sources for empty sandbags on the market. Here is one source:


    Recommend you determine your needs first then factor cost and shipping into your equation.

    Would advise building a frame to ease in loading multiple sandbags. This is done with 2X4s and an inverted traffic cone. Cut about 6 inches from the top of the traffic cone. Place the empty bag under the inverted cone and shovel in your sand or fill dirt. Would also reccommend using the 14" X 26" bags. These weigh about 50 pounds loaded. Any bigger bag would wear you out moving them around.

  3. ZoomZoom

    ZoomZoom Rookie Prepper

    I had the same question a couple years ago.

    I wish I could remember all the details but IIRC, there's different qualities. I know part of it has to do with UV rated hours but there's something about bag quality itself. It was also recommended to get the larger bags (18x27" instead of 14x26").

    Here's the ones that I bought and were highly recommended.
    Sand bags 18 X 27 - Woven Poly, 1200 UV Rating

    Also consider getting a "Gobagger"
    Go Bagger! Sandbag Filling Device, With Sand Bags

    Sitting on my bale of bags is a bag of 1000 black zip-ties. I'm thinking it was recommended to have those available as the tie strings that come with them may be either inadequate or more cumbersome, especially if you're in a hurry.

    Good luck!
  4. WinTheMindWinTheDay

    WinTheMindWinTheDay Active Member