James has constructed a 50kg sandbag from 2/3 of truck inner tube - it acts a little like a Bulgarian Bag. This is a great example of ingenuity and a serious piece of garage gym equipment.
Here's the beast on his homemade loading platform:
I spoke about getting started in a recent blog post and this just goes to show that you can do just that - without having to invest a lot of hard earned cash.
This is my original range of homemade sandbags (costing a total of around $10):
My advice to those of you who lurk on this blog (and there are now quite a few!) and haven't yet started sandbag training is to get going today. Use whatever you can get your hands on and then upgrade to a custom made sandbag as and when you are able to.