Not too long ago I received a waterproof Bible as a gift. A gift that I requested. Mainly because I am very much into the outdoors of backpacking and canyoneering and just plain camping. However, taking a Bible Mountains wilderness and reading the Bible can be a little bit risky. As the typical Bible is not exactly made for the outdoors.
For one a little bit of water, either from rain, or an accidental dropping into the water. can cause a huge amount of damage to the Bible. Pages will stick together and if you try and pull them apart. Chances are they will rip.
Electing to stick your Bible into a baggie may protect it for the most part, however, you have to choose the time in which you read your Bible carefully. As there could be a high amount of humidity and fog that can also cause the pages of the Bible to get a damp. Not to mention you might take the Bible out and start read it only to fine your grubby little hands caused a little bit of a mess on the pages. And as the experienced outdoorsman can tell you a baggie or even a waterproof bag does not guarantee it will not get wet as it can always be a leak.
So when I heard about a waterproof Bible. I thought this is a great idea. And low and behold I ended up with one that I decided I would talk about here.
When those that produce this Bible claimed that it was waterproof, they really meant it. The pages are made out of plastic. It’s similar to the waterproof maps that one can buy at a local Map store or on specialty paper used to make waterproof maps. I’m not sure that plastic it’s made out of is also rip-proof in the same way those specialty maps are. However, I assumed that it is at least similar in that respect.
The quality of the Bible is awesome. It’s very well put together and seems like it will probably last a very long time, even in rugged conditions. Like when it’s tossed into my backpack with a lot of other things being roughed up. And whatever font they used is really impressive, as it is very clear to read just as they advertised. Which was a concern because they’re trying to make the book as small as possible, thus being as light as possible.
However, despite their attempt to make it as light as possible. It’s still not a very light Bible. Which is the only real drawback from this Bible because, I’m the kind of person likes ultralight backpacking. At least keeping my weight down. As it stands it seems to weigh a little bit more than my Norton’s new King James study Bible. Which actually is slightly bigger than the waterproof Bible. Which makes this Bible, the second most heaviest item I would take on backpacking trip backpacking trip.
However, sacrificing a few extra pounds on a trip in order to have a rugged and durable Bible that I can take with me, out in Gods creation, while reading about his creation, seems like a fairly good trade-off. All in all I definitely recommend it. And anybody who would like can get their own waterproof Bible can do so here at Bardin & Marsee Publishing.
So I give this Bible 4.0 out of 5 survival-berries
Pros: Great construction quality, waterproof, durable, easy to read font (even in low light)
Cons: weight and size.