Practicing with closed eyes
No, I don't mean shooting at targets! I'm referring to practicing walking through your home with your eyes closed.
I thought about this last night as I was doing a walk-around my house before going to bed. I was checking windows, doors, etc and I had shut off all the lights. I knew from experience where furniture was and started thinking "could I walk through my house with my eyes closed without bumping into things?"
Suppose you're awakened in the middle of the night. Room is pitch black, so is the rest of the house. You hear a noise. Instead of turning on a light or flashlight, could you reach for the phone in the dark and dial 911? If you had to move around the house, could you do so in the dark without making noise or bumping into things?
When we wake up, our night vision should be at maximum, but we could still have a situation of a very dark or pitch-black room or house. Rather than ruin our own night vision by turning on a light, is it a good idea to practice working effectively in the dark?
Us "older folks" have no choice
Of course I can move through the house in the dark. Otherwise I'd have wet floors every morning:image035:
Even though my gun, spare magazine and flashlight are exactly where I can find them in the nightstand, I can always walk around the house without any lights on. (No kids here anymore so no scattered toys/surprises) And, there is no way a BG can sneak in without a)tripping the alarm and/or b)waking the dogs. I know -- I shouldn't write "no way" but I feel comfortable in looking at it that way.