Survival Uses For Bamboo
- Make a Fire
- DIY Survival Shelter
- Make a DIY Bamboo Spear
- DIY Primitive Arrows
- Water Transportation
- Make a Survival Raft
- Make a Bamboo Basket
- DIY Bamboo Fish Grill
- DIY Bamboo Fire Saw
- Make a Boat Rower
There are a few 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.
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.
Let’s get into it, here’s ten ways to use bamboo to survive.
Make a Fire
Split the bamboo into kindling and firewood. This will allow you to make a fire. What you can do with this kind of material 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 Primitive Bamboo Spear
These spears are particularly good at using for fishing.
Making a spear out of this kind of material makes it a spear you’ll love using. Read the DIY guide on how to make a bamboo spear.
DIY Primitive Arrows
Bowhunters 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.
Make a Bamboo Basket
Bamboo makes for great basket material as the frame for the basket. It makes it sturdy and strong.
DIY Bamboo Fish Grill
You could use bamboo to make the outer frame for a freshwater fish grill.
DIY Bamboo Fire Saw
How about some more fire? Bamboo works well for making a fire saw.
Make a Boat Rower
Using bamboo as a rower will ensure that it will last for the entire journey without breaking or decaying. This material will last a while in or out of the water.
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? If you liked this post, you might also be interested in our post on the different uses for duct tape.
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.