Lif Strand wrote:I know this is an old thread and that since the last post thinking on materials might have changed, but just in case...
If a person's not in a rush and is looking for free sources for bags, I'd suggest putting out the word with horse owners asking for their feed bags. If a person volunteered to pick up feed bags once a month after a while you'd have quite a lot of bags and a lot of happy horse owners.
I'm not sure what the material the bags are made of is called, but it's a kind of woven plastic-like material. It will break down into strings of material if left in the sun a long time, but then earth bags all do that, far as I can tell. I've offered my bags for free to anyone who wants them locally but nobody around here seems to be into earth bag construction.
I always thought that would be a great way to use my chicken food bags as well. I think they are made of the same thing. I may build a small dome doghouse type thing as an experiment.