I still remember my first time looking through a pair of night vision googles. I was inside a darkened office within the walls for 1st Marine Recon aboard Camp Pendleton.
A bit grainy and green, but night had turned into day and I was amazed. Sine that time I’ve had opportunity to use night vision on a regular basis. Once I was in the Teams night vision was always available so I got to taking it with me everywhere I went.
I was blind but now I see
The big problem with night vision is that once you’ve used it once you want to use it all of the time, which is only really a problem if you don’t own any.
Someone once asked me why I carry night vision when I hike or go camping. I explained that there’s an entirely different world available to you when you can see at night. New critters, trails and most of all new possibilities for adventure. Not having night vision is kind of like diving without a mask. Sure you can move about, but you can’t really see a thing.