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Aug 14th, 2020 at 1:49am
 
So I've been looking for a good ammo pouch to hold my stones and glandes in, I really prefer for one† to be cross body, and be made out of leather.† I see all these paintings and pictures of ancient singers with a very distinct leather bag and they all have a very similar design. where can I find these and do they have a specific name? I even see lindy beige wearing one for his "a few points on slings" videos. Heres some pictoral examples of the bag I'm talking about.
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Reply #1 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 6:32am
 
I think the Romans called them a marsupium.
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Reply #2 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 7:24am
 
Satchel, shoulder bag, messenger bag, murse... It's basically two panels with a with a flap:)
Maybe bigger towards the bottom?
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Reply #3 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 11:46am
 
I've been experimenting wearing a Roman tunic while slinging, and found that a good, deep pocket can be made by making a fold in the tunic around the waist. It will fit over a dozen 200g+ stones in it, it's comfortable, and they can't fall out.  With glandes, hundreds could theoretically be stored. Makes me wonder whether a bag is even necessary.
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Reply #4 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 12:41pm
 

M60 Ammo Bag from the Vietnam era.  google it.  Works great.  Very small and can be wrapped around the sling and put in a pocket.

Why are these leather pouches so big?  Could anyone carry such a bag if it were filled with rocks or lead in a useful way?

I find it is much easier to have on the right hip.
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Reply #5 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 2:34pm
 
Shotgun shell pouch works great. It goes on a belt but it fits 12 tennis balls.
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Reply #6 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 2:36pm
 
You can get leather ones too.
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Reply #7 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 4:32pm
 
A 'dump' bag work really well for me when I'm wearing normal clothing as it folds up nicely on the belt when not in use.
Holds a lot of stones too.
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Reply #8 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 6:12pm
 
Thanks for the suggestions guys!
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Reply #9 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 8:30pm
 
Ancient Chamorros called these bags Balakbak
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Reply #10 - Aug 15th, 2020 at 1:55pm
 
Also called haversacks. I switched to one instead of a backpack because the back pack wouldnít let me do the figure-8 without occasionally hitting it.

Leather will always look best but I lean towards cloth ones since when leather gets wet, itís going to be wet a long time. But nothing looks as good as leather so I guess thatís the price of being fashionable.  Cheesy
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Reply #11 - Aug 15th, 2020 at 2:27pm
 
Morphy wrote on Aug 15th, 2020 at 1:55pm:
Leather will always look best but I lean towards cloth ones since when leather gets wet, itís going to be wet a long time. But nothing looks as good as leather so I guess thatís the price of being fashionable.†


I really ummed and ahhed over whether to get the shell bag in cloth or leather but ultimately went for cloth for this reason and to make it easier to sew the velcro strips onto Cheesy
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Reply #12 - Aug 15th, 2020 at 6:31pm
 
Kick wrote on Aug 15th, 2020 at 2:27pm:
Morphy wrote on Aug 15th, 2020 at 1:55pm:
Leather will always look best but I lean towards cloth ones since when leather gets wet, itís going to be wet a long time. But nothing looks as good as leather so I guess thatís the price of being fashionable.†


I really ummed and ahhed over whether to get the shell bag in cloth or leather but ultimately went for cloth for this reason and to make it easier to sew the velcro strips onto Cheesy


And yours looks very good so I think you actually got the best of both worlds. Mine is a very basic army drab green cloth haversack. Itís very light, it breathes so itís not hot against my body in the summer, and of course it dries quickly. After using it I wouldnít go with leather. That being said, I will always envy those with sexy leather ammo bags because they look so good. Weird how that works.† Grin
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Reply #13 - Aug 17th, 2020 at 1:32pm
 
   I usually buy cheap canvas bolt bags from the hardware store.  You can get one for like two bucks.  They're durable, comfortable, and easy to use.
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Reply #14 - Aug 17th, 2020 at 2:25pm
 
@everyone

what's the capacity of your bags?
If I remember correct the one I use has capacity for 8-10kg of stones, I haven't filled to the top for a while though Sad
that's around 40-50x200g stones. It's meant for collecting ammo not for wearing while slinging.
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