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Sand Bags and Rice ???

 
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Old 03-19-2006, 12:37 PM
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Sand Bags and Rice ???

I just filled my sand bags with rice and it seems to work well...guess now they will be called rice bags....Has any one else done this..

Or what do you use other than (sand)))
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Old 03-19-2006, 12:45 PM
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Re: Sand Bags and Rice ???

Go to a craft store and get the plastic beads they use to fill beenie-babies - light, cheap and do not hold moisture.
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:09 PM
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Re: Sand Bags and Rice ???

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Go to a craft store and get the plastic beads they use to fill beenie-babies - light, cheap and do not hold moisture.

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What he said. We have started using these most of the time. Might as well practice like you play!!
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:24 PM
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Re: Sand Bags and Rice ???

I do not want Rice Au Graten or rice all rotten in my truck.
I have done as Ian has said & used pastic beads, we just
have too much rain & humidity here in AR. to do otherwise.
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:30 PM
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Re: Sand Bags and Rice ???

I've had cracked corn in one of my rear bags for years without a single problem. I was worried about what humidity might do to the bag but it just hasn't caused a problem. It is much lighter than sand and is rather stable too.

Unlike sand or poly beads, you can eat it if you're in a real bind. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:11 PM
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Re: Sand Bags and Rice ???

Gunsmoke, I'd advise against it. I tried it years ago, & if your bag gets wet, the rice SWELLS just like in your steamer, & your bag will likely split. Despite being heavy, this turns into a mess that smells delicious !!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:23 PM
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Re: Sand Bags and Rice ???

Why not walnut polishing medium if you don't want sand.Bead blasting material works fine.If you want weight use #9 steel or lead shot
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