You are in the woods at dark and trying to point your flashlight at where you think you need to be going. Then a twig snaps and you whirl your beam around to see what you presume would be a big hairy beast. Then you think you hear something else and you spin 180 degrees with your beam of light as if you will be able to see and respond to a perceived threat faster.

What the hell are you doing in the dark woods alone anyway!?!? (You should be at a bar with friends listening to good music.)

Here’s the thing, trust all your senses, turn the flash light off and let your eyes adjust. You may not be able to see as far but you will more easily see what you need to right in front of you.

you also might like what you stumble upon. get ready for Halloween