In a few hours I’ll be leaving for Washington D.C. to attend the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. I read the King James Bible and am proud of its historical significance and affect on my life. In this article I’ll share tips I use to pack light, along with a few cool stats about the good ole KJV.
Tips on packing light
Since my trip to D.C. will be 3 days total, this article – complete with video – will offer tips on how to pack light for a trip of several days.
As promised, here are links to the book I’m reading “Economics in One Lesson“ along with my pocket-sized Leatherman Juice XE6 (the ULTIMATE pocket knife/tool) and the Flip UltraHD video camera used to shoot the video.
When packing for any trip I employ the following as standard procedure to help keep it light:
- Check weather and pack accordingly.
- Use small versions of needed items (like my pocket-sized umbrella.)
- Match the amount of days to outfits needed – don’t pack more outfits than days.
- Try to multi-task your clothing by using the same piece in several outfits.
- Pack a low number of high quality, high functioning items.
- Keep colors basic so multiple items match.
- Don’t assume clothes are dirty after one wearing.
- Wear layers, they always reduce bulk and increase versatility.
- Utilize community by sharing items amongst yourself and others traveling with you.
- Take advantage of courtesy items and amenities at your destination.
- Reduce and rework until everything fits in one bag.
There are obviously other tips to help pack light, but these will help get you started. If you have tips I missed, be sure to share in the comments section below.
Highlights about the King James Bible
Here are a few notes on the historical impact and significance of the King James Bible:
- It is the best selling book of all time.
- More translations of the KJV have been made than any other book.
- It is older than the United States of America by more than 100 years.
- The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights had an impetus born out of its pages.
- Soldiers have found hope and comfort in it for centuries.
- It is read at our weddings and by our gravesides.
- Presidents and Kings have quoted from it for aid in domestic disputations, and for clarity amidst diplomatic challenges.
- Its words are plastered in our public buildings, referred to in our music, and acted out in our movies.
- It is a cornerstone of English literature.
- It has solidified the English language, and spread it’s verbiage across the globe.
This is just a small taste of the history and influence of this greatest of books. Please join me in celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.