We posted on our Facebook page:
Fill in the blank: Bamboo is great for ____________ in an emergency situation.
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Some comments we received:
Comment #1: Cooking, water purification, water storage, inpromtue weapon/knife, a bed, a hammock, shelter.
Comment #2: Water storage, snorkel, cooking foods in(primitive steaming), measuring tube for liquids, grains..etc, weapon(spear, knife or blowgun), lethal traps, fishing pole.. just a few of the many endless uses.
Comment #3: We have a large stand of bamboo on the side of the road. I saw an older couple cutting them and stripping them. I wanted to ask what they were doing but was late for a meeting. I had asked my dad and he says he uses them as a make shift trellis for his tomatoes.
Comment #4: Storing and purifying water, transporting a tinder ball with an ember. Also good for roofing and water gathering.