Earth bag construction (sand and clay) techniques are increasingly seen as a useful alternative to conventional building in low environmental impact projects and I wonder if there are applications in expeditionary infrastructure construction, field defences, flood defence, mortar pits and non equipment bridging projects.
I hated filling sand bags. It’s backbreaking work. Fortunately the HESCO barrier has replaced a lot of sandbagging. But even so, there continues to be a need for them in a lot of places.
Think Defence has a look at some possible complements to the traditional sandbag, as well as a couple of nifty ways of filling the old fashioned kind.