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    Uses fo Bamboo?

    I appologize if this has been covere, but I havent found it.

    I have a lot of bamboo I have to clear on my land and was just wondering if there are any creative uses you guys have for it that aren't too time consumin/labor intensive. I've been mulching much of it so far.

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    aren't too time consuming ? nothing.

    but with time and work, bamboo (even cheesy wild bamboo) can be dried and knitted into decent erosion control mats
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    I like to hit people with it. It's also really easy to fashion a bong with fyi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    It's also really easy to fashion a bong with fyi.
    Now this is what I was looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    I like to hit people with it. It's also really easy to fashion a bong with fyi.
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    aren't too time consuming ? nothing.

    but with time and work, bamboo (even cheesy wild bamboo) can be dried and knitted into decent erosion control mats

    Hmm.... erosion control mats, that sounds like a great idea. I realized after I posted that there may be no such thing as not very time consuming

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    Just google "bamboo scaffolding". Pretty amazing stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Just google "bamboo scaffolding". Pretty amazing stuff.
    not exactly the same variety of bamboo that's invasive in the south. could make an ass-ton of tiki torches.

    my vote is to burn it. you're also going to be "clearing" it for years...over...and over...and over...and over...you get the picture, even with generous applications of herbicide.

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    Depends on the type of bamboo.

    Some are incredibly strong. As in, stronger than many hardwoods. Some are just OK.

    My wife and I are going to make a yurt frame for winter camping out of it.


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    You could use it to build retaining walls for jumps or berms, damn strong that will last a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Depends on the type of bamboo.

    Some are incredibly strong. As in, stronger than many hardwoods. Some are just OK.

    My wife and I are going to make a yurt frame for winter camping out of it.


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    The kind that's all over the south is the weaker stuff. Light duty structures would be fine.

    No way would I use this stuff for anything seriously load bearing.

    This is the stuff you want for stronger structures.

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    Is it actually bamboo, or is it arundo donax? Arundo donax is used for making reeds for woodwind instruments. It is not native to the Americas and is extremely invasive. Any small piece buried in the ground has a strong chance of rooting and growing into a trail blocking monstrosity. Bamboo can also be invasive depending on location.
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    When my neighbors Giant Bamboo tree was still alive and leaning waaaaay over my fence I would cut down trunks of it, chop it up and burn it as fire wood. Just make sure to cut every section in half to remove the air pocket, otherwise EXPLOSIONS.
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    If you have a college nearby, a fraternity or other organization that has a "beach" or "jungle" party will harvest and remove your bamboo for free.

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