Above is my handy dandy hack saw. So small and yet they do so much. This is what we used to cut the bamboo into the six foot long sections. If you do not have a five dollar hack saw like this in your car you are not prepared. These saws cut metal, stuff, and of course bamboo. What other saw do you need in your trunk?
Now once I get home from the weekend and run into the house to tell my wife all this cool stuff (bamboo) to do some art projects with. She looks at me like "what in the world kind of art can I do with bamboo." I was a little deflated but more for me and my son! Ewoks look out. There is a diabetic with bamboo coming to build a better tree village! Or just make some walking sticks and flutes or something. Either way it will be fun!