You don’t need to go out and about to begin practical drills: Use your head! Create possible scenarios in your head and then work through the solution. Then, when you have the opportunity, take it outside and actually go through the drill you created earlier. The bottom line is: Think! Then, put your thought(s) into action. Repeat the real-life drill often enough and it becomes a part of your mental language: You find yourself in a given situation, you already have thought it through and practiced, practiced the solution, so when the real problem arises, you have the solution down pat and can initiate and carry it out PROMPTLY!
“Ultimately, our history is written in steel
and I fear we may have forgotten the language.”