SAND BAGS for portable CANOPY or TENT suggestions? (1 Viewer)

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anyone got any suggestions for these or for what would be things to consider for getting some sand bags for portable canopies or tents?

right now i just have a $10 used deal i bought at the pawn shop but i expect to do some more beach camping soon. i might even buy some kind of military tent to compliment the two person tent or something.
i really like to buy something right and do it once.

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saw these today which is why i am asking:
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What about the "baby" husky tool bags from HD? They'd weigh a decent amount when full and are sometimes on sale for 5 bucks, and reasonably durable, and quick to fill/empty due to big zippered opening.
 
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anyone got any suggestions for these or for what would be things to consider for getting some sand bags for portable canopies or tents?

right now i just have a $10 used deal i bought at the pawn shop but i expect to do some more beach camping soon. i might even buy some kind of military tent to compliment the two person tent or something.
i really like to buy something right and do it once.

THANKS

saw these today which is why i am asking:
Amazon product

Those came with a branded canopy we bought for work

They rip easily when snagged just a little and the hole keeps running away and getting larger and larger , it’s not a rip stop woven material , it unravels . I would stay away from these

I have access to heavy woven cash/coin bags , the canvas type leather handle type they are what I use now.

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I was on PINS today and used Aluminum Military V stakes to hold my tarp in the wind. Packed sand is not much of a problem. Will you be camping on loose sand? Have you seen the MSR tough stakes? I was considering those but tried these V stakes today and they did pretty good.
 

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Photographers use a ton of sand bags to weigh down stands, tripods, etc. Photo gear is usually the furthest thing away from cheap, but I have a couple that were pretty reasonable. eBay, etc.

Fave so far is the jeans idea. Grab a couple pairs from the thrift store if you don't have any ready for cutting.
 
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What about the "baby" husky tool bags from HD? They'd weigh a decent amount when full and are sometimes on sale for 5 bucks, and reasonably durable, and quick to fill/empty due to big zippered opening.
I was on PINS today and used Aluminum Military V stakes to hold my tarp in the wind. Packed sand is not much of a problem. Will you be camping on loose sand? Have you seen the MSR tough stakes? I was considering those but tried these V stakes today and they did pretty good.

i have msr stakes from my tent. but they are too big to fit into the little holes in the base. this is sort of why the velcro wrap ones i posted looked interesting. but maybe a better way to do it?
lots of good help on this thread!
can i “tie in” to the little cotter pin that goes through these uprights? or maybe fabricate something more substantial for the little plastic “feet”?
i started eyeballing old bowling ball bags at goodwill today!

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Ah, those feet. yeah, those holes are only about 1/4" aren't they. Has anyone tried the "corkscrew" dog leash stakes in sand? 4 of those, then just tie the legs to the stakes? More gear to carry though... It looks like there is enough material there to drill a bigger hole in the foot.
@wfd175 those old cash bags are cool. Thoughts about using as a tool bag? (slight thread hijack);)
 
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Those came with a branded canopy we bought for work

They rip easily when snagged just a little and the hole keeps running away and getting larger and larger , it’s not a rip stop woven material , it unravels . I would stay away from these

I have access to heavy woven cash/coin bags , the canvas type leather handle type they are what I use now.

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so heavy (canvas?) woven cash/coin bags is what you are thinking?

and what is it that you have there? leather handled canvas cash/coin bags? those look pricey. beautiful but pricey?
 
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This last weekend, I camped at Mono Craters, south of Mono Lake. The soil is very sandy. It's volcanic ash so not beach sand, a little coarser but still difficult to keep a tent peg in. It was very windy, so windy that I discovered it had bent my tent poles (though still usable). I ran out of sand bags. I improvised by tying the guide lines to some big jeffrey pine cones and buried them in the sand. Thse cones are big, 8 inches long and about 5 inches diameter. The fresher ones work better.
 

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