Warfare over the years has evolved. We’ve always had some sort of fortifications though. Early versions were just mounds of dirt and /or clay, then there were more advanced types of fortifications.

Eventually ramparts became pillboxes and sandbag bunkers. Sandbags are a great resource for miltary fortifications. Sandbags are cheap and easy to transport; the sand or dirt is readily available, all it takes is a little manpower to fill them and construct the sandbag structures or walls.

Military sandbags can also be used as quick and cheap barracks for soldiers and accompanying staff. The thick bags of sand are also really good at dispersing energy. That is, projectiles such as bullets and bombs can be absorbed by the wall of military sandbags. A wall made of sandbags is much cheaper than a wall made of concrete or steel and much easier and quicker to construct.

There are literally tons of other applications of sanbag bunkers too, like a hunting lodge/fort, paintball arena, emergency flood response and way more.

If you want to build your own military sandbag bunker, check out this guide.

Sandbags can not only protect soliders from bullets and other projectiles, but they can also protect buildings from concussive shock waves from bombs – this is why you’ll see important buildings surrounded by sandbags during war.

As soldiers dig foxholes and trenches, they can use that soil to fill up sandbags and fortify those positions. There’s a ton more you can learn about how sandbags are used in the military.

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