FOAF was considering something similar. Know a good source for straw? I live in an urban area, so not a lot of farm supply stores, etc.
lowes carrys bails of straw for incredibly cheap. i opted to go to michaels (craft store) and get a small bail of straw to not mess up the inside of my ride :pirate:
though the project bails from michaels are like $5.. it's incredibly compressed, and i could easily have made 30 straw bags with it.
an update - i mutilated that one log picking things, kinda rough housed it and it's feeling pretty cork-like. contemplating dunking with a brief bleach dip but there's a bunch of divits in the log, could end up being a waste of effort / space to try and push any more out of it. 150 wet g's is satisfactory though - only used a total of a pint of cake to spawn - kinda like getting most of a cakes potential out all in one bang and then some - one upcoming log is going to be absolutely nuts come harvest (i predict tomorrow am)
i'll have a follow up shot on the one i speak of momentarily.
also going to throw polyfil on the shopping list - as well as these filter patches seem to have worked, i think polyfil will be less of a hassel.
thanks for reading :)