When I was on a big city fire department, we often had to roll out of bed in the middle of the night and respond to fires. Because you are doing this quickly and half asleep, you got in the habit of putting your gear in the same place every night. I still have this habit. Before I go to bed, my clothes are always arranged in the same place and everything is in my pockets. I don’t leave my wallet and keys laid around.
Everybody who keeps a firearm or other weapons available to grab for self defense normally develops a bit of a routine. For many of you the firearm may always be on your person or within reach. In an emergency, this can save your life. But so can always knowing where your car keys are.
Locking your doors is another good habit. How many people do you know who leave their doors unlocked all day, where anyone can walk in.
Now I am not saying that you should develop a set routine in which you always leave the house at the same time through the same door. What I am saying is that if you get in the habit of putting important things in their place so that you can always find them, this is a good habit to develop.
I bet as you are reading this post most of you know where there is a weapon with which you can defend yourself. But where are your car keys, your shoes, and your bug out bag? Are your doors locked?
Develop good habits; they may save your life.