Anyone regardless of gender...... who had no experience with carpentry would struggle.
I think the skill restrictions are there to make the game harder; game play over realism. It's already easy enough to get water from faucets. They want to give you something to work towards when the times comes that you NEED water.
If you want to use a mod, Hydrocraft allows for sandbags to be crafted. However i do agree that it would be a nice thing to have in the base game.
Make Burlap Sack
I am struggling to remove the tiles I have placed. It seems that when you later re-open a file you can't delete any of the tiles you placed earlier? Screenshot here:
How do I go about removing these glitched objects?