Bamboo can provide you with water, food (the young bamboo sprouts for example) and can be used to build all sorts of cool shelters. It’s such a versatile plant. I love it.
It can be hard to determine what kind of Bamboo you have. There are many varieties out there. Here is list to get you started: http://www.guaduabamboo.com/edible-bamboo-shoots.html
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")