There are a few survival uses for bamboo that you need to know. If stranded in the wilderness with bamboo around you, you’ll need to know what to do with it to have the best chances of surviving. There are things you can build with it and weapons you can craft with it.
Survival Uses For Bamboo
- Fire making
- DIY Survival Shelter
- Make a DIY Bamboo Spear
- Can you eat bamboo?
- DIY Primitive Arrows
- Water Transportation
- Make a Survival Raft
Not all bamboo is created equal though. When you think of bamboo, usually you only think of one kind. The green strong pipe-like looking trees. There are actually about 1575 species of bamboo. We’ll get to more about why that’s important later.
Make a Fire
Split the bamboo into kindling and firewood. This will allow you to make a fire.
What you can do with bamboo is make a fire saw. This video shows you how.
DIY Survival Shelter
Bamboo makes for a strong and sturdy frame for a shelter.
Watch this video on how to make it.
Make a Bamboo Spear
These spears are particularly good at using for fishing.
This video on how to make a bamboo spear that works is incredible.
Can you eat bamboo?
A popular belief is that bamboo is just for pandas.
However, this isn’t the truth. We can eat bamboo just like panda bears. We may not be able to eat all parts of the bamboo, but we can eat parts of it.
DIY Primitive Arrows
Bow hunters can make arrows out of bamboo which makes for a sharp and tough as hell arrow.
Watch this video how to craft them.
Using bamboo to transport water is effective. Making a water container out of bamboo and using that to carry your water works well.
Make a Raft
Lastly, one of the ways to use bamboo is for a rescue raft. Popularized by almost any movie where the actors are stranded on a deserted tropical island.
They usually end up making a raft out of bamboo that they use to eventually get off the island.
If you’re in the jungle and have access to bamboo. Use it. It’s one of the best materials you’ll find naturally in the wilderness.
Have you ever used bamboo in the wild for survival purposes?