Sandbag Education

Let's Dig In! (get it?)

Bags of dirt?  Or should we say, Bags of "Sand" ......what's the deal.  A few things.  There is not a really good place to start, so let's start with the sand.

The Sand

This is not the sand you get from the beach. That stuff is full of salt.
The special sand we use us an aggregate product called "Silver Sand" and we use #20 or #30 depending on availability. This stuff is a fine white sand and is washed, sifted, and bagged before it is bagged! What does that mean? We will get to that....stand by.

Silver Sand largely consists of quartz particles that are not coated with iron oxides which color sand yellow and rich brown.  We got this bit of information directly from Wikipedia, so it must be true!

We do not use any aggregate that has sharp edges or mixed outside of #20 or #30. The grain shape is "sub-angular".  This lessens the possibility off cutting through the materials from the inside out. Yes I said, "materials", and I will get to that.

Although we would never suggest trying this, #20 and #30 Silver Sand is actually in compliance with ANSI/NSF 61 for water filtration. In a SHTF situation you can dig into this resource if needed, so you got that going for you!

(Note: makes no warranty, expressed or implied, of the fitness for any purpose. Make your own choices, and live with the consquences.)

There are some warnings about this stuff. Follow link below for Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

The Bags

Let's talk about some bags. Bags carry stuff. You may think of how bags can carry groceries, or books, but in our case we carry sand. Books do not work well for what we need these for. Sand goes inside our sandbags, and that is why we call them "sandbags".

Our bags are tough.  We are not saying that they are impenetrable, but we are saying that they can put up a fight.  These ones need to last and stay strong to carry on, drop into place, and stay put.  In order to have the best sandbag experience we built these with the best possible materials.

These Professional Grade Weight Bags are filled in plastic, and then sew shut.  The bag has quick grab handles on two sides on what is known in the industry as "saddle bags".

Heard of Cordura?  It is what we use and it is a premium fabric made to take a beating.  Just ask anyone in the military, as they are very familiar with this material.  
Here is some other details that you probably will not read, because you know......sandbags.  
It is double stiched, and 100% made in the United States.

These sandbags are a  versitile tool that can weigh down some base plates connected to some truss, a setflat jack holding up a theatre set, or be loaded into a case for the rookie to push up a ramp for some giggles.
Film professionals, Lighting professionals, Rigging professionals, and more will get great use out of these sandbags.  Audio professionals don't really know what these are used for, and probably are more intersted in a coffee break or something.

The Sandbags

You may have thought that this page was about to get more exciting.  Let's just stop that right now.  We first spoke about sand, and then we talked about bags.  The only think you sshould have expected is the subject oof sandbags.  

And here we are.


The world is a funny place witrh so much beauty and wonder, yet you are focused on sandbags right now, and haave enough interest in them, that you are still here reading.  Are you really here?  If so,  Hi!   
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