Being aware of your surroundings. What does that mean?
It means know whats going on around you. The conditions, the mood, the people, the animals, the weather....it can mean the difference between walking safely, and getting hit by a truck!
Our opponents appear to believe that, somehow, having any type of situational awareness of your surroundings is limited solely to "combat" and has no place other than that.
Keeping your wits about you is simply common sense...it doesn't call for it only in a combat situation. Out and about in a city, the woods, a lake, anywhere - maintaining an awareness of your surroundings is a great way to stay out of potential trouble of the two-legged, four-legged, electrical, traffic, etc varieties!