My Actual Bamboo Canoe

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This video is about My Bamboo Canoe Project. I Have wanted to build my own Boat for a long time now. I've been near or in the water all my life. I've pondered the possibility of an all lashed boat built using only bamboo, and cordage. I think by the end of this series, you too will wonder why Gilligan could not use this same method to escape his island? O-yeah he had Ginger on the Island, why would any of them strive for a rescue!

Here is the link to part two

here is part three,


Tim O'Brien says:

I really like your bamboo canoe… I think the hardest part of the project was all the tying which could have been done with cable ties for a much faster job… The other problem was getting bamboo to fit together this could of been done with a hole saw on a drill…I think I would of added a keel after I put the bottom cloth… I like the bamboo floor with no bulkheads… I want to make 18′ sailing kayak used on the sea using your design with bamboo and cloth to have a light weight kayak I could paddle as well and steer with rudder … Maybe make a power fin sculling w/ foot pedal
Power Fin, easyest sculling system for your boat.

Day To Wake Up says:

what type of line

Philosophy of Survival says:

Tarred bank line, parachord 550, and artificial sinew

Hector Alers says:

I’m doing a similar project. What test weight on the line did you use? Thank you. You did an Amazing job!

John W says:

Is your brother good? He hasn’t answered my txts. Just making sure everything is OK.

Philosophy of Survival says:

I hope so man, he never answers his phone when I call either? Not sure what the scoop. Keep trying he may have lost his phone or something. I’m in Haiti and no one has Internet over there, so communication is a moe foe. Good luck you doin well? Are you on the book of face? Hit me up if so man later.

John W says:

I am on said bookface, he txtd me. He’s good. I’ll find you on deez book

Philosophy of Survival says:


Jonathan Darling says:

Is that a Ka Bar Becker neck knife you have around your neck? I think it is. 😉 A friend gave me one as a birthday present and I have to say it’s my favorite.

Philosophy of Survival says:

Yes it is the EsKabar. Aka BK14 my edc

Michael Hendrick says:

When you were making your bevels, just like when we fabricate tubing or pipe it so easy to just use a cylinder pit the same dia as the peice being cut or the same dis that the piece is fitted to and using a drill. Might help speed up the fitting?

Philosophy of Survival says:

+Zack Man ok

george medina says:

Dude your awesome !! 🙂

Philosophy of Survival says:

Appreciate it !

Jonathan Lee says:

Hey did you guys want the new one plus 2 for only $350?? well use this link!!!

suttle86 says:

Man that thing is looking sweet!

Philosophy of Survival says:

Check out the next the videos. Thanks!

Philosophy of Survival says:

Sorry next Two videos. Links are in the description

Денис Наден says:

Интересное и оригинальное решение!

John Rogan says:

frame is way cool!

Philosophy of Survival says:

Thank you!

John Rogan says:

try some pontoons out of bamboo…u can add a deck and a hut too….read the book “Ra”…Thor Heyerdahl….he was convinced that Peru was settled by Pacific Islanders who sailed to South America in bamboo craft…he proved the theory by sailing in reverse from Peru….also made the raft the “Kon Tiki”…think you were the utuber who created rounded plant matter framing…

Philosophy of Survival says:

John Rogan not an Eagle Scout, but I did spend a few years in the merchant marines, and I did have my granddads old boys out manual. I loved that book.

John Rogan says:


Philosophy of Survival says:

Thanks bud !


very good!!

Luca Marezza says:


bob Last says:

Why are you wearing a knife around your neck?

Don H says:

+bob Last it’s just for convenience; i know several electricians who do the same thing


thanks share video, great

That Dude says:

Thank god every one I try to watch is freaking Swedish as soon as I heard your voice it was like music to my ears and your not using power tools your awesome

That Dude says:

Belt sander doesn’t count

joey bacon says:

oh man, i wanna make one. too bad got no tools

klaus appel says:

a true craftsman and an artisit

TheJimford says:

Fantastic! Square, bowline, figure 8… you had to have been an Eagle Scout…?

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