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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I posted a thread while back about planting bamboo for a privacy barrier but now I am considering planting a barrier of bamboo and honey locust(the thorned variety). I am thinking about planting a barrier of these plants along the property lines for privacy and perimeter security. The bamboo for...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Another project...I made a Bamboo Walking Stick. I managed to squeeze in a few survival bits in there too (fishing kit w/40' Spiderwire, Compass, Ranger Bands, Paracord [about 13'], Maglite Solitaire Flashlight). I got some of the ideas from several sources including YouTube and John D...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Your thoughts about planting bamboo plants for privacy from a nosey neighbor. Yes, I do know that it can be an issue with its rapid ability to spread. I am considering getting some bamboo and having it planted it in my yard to screen my house from an extremely nosey neighbor who often times sits...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I've taken to compiling what I believe would make good tinder now every chance I get. Working on a construction site, I have tons of sawdust that I can take. I also just got a batch of bamboo brush that seems to catch a flame quick, but burn slowly so I'm looking into seeing if I can store...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I've been looking into making some type of walking stick. Came across some info on Bamboo Walking Sticks set-up for survival needs (paracord, compass, storage of fishing bits and firestarter, etc...). As luck would have it, my brother in-law rang me up and asked me if I could give him a...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey all, just wanted to show you my bamboo hammock i made out of a bamboo culm (cane) that my neighbor very kindly gave to me. Here is the cane with (notches on top and bottom)through to hang hammock.Here it is after being split with a hatchet. Here is the hammock starting to come together...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What I mean is, has anyone here tried to grow your own fibers (bamboo, flax, cotton, hemp) and processed it into fabric? How did it work? Any literature suggestions? I'd love to have sheep/angora rabbits for wool at some point also. But I've really been pondering this... there's only so many...
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