Home » HEALTH #1 Proven Solved Solutions To Survival & Relieves » “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.”

COVID-19 Solutions & Effective Tips


The Greatest Emergency Virus Surviving 10 Steps Guide

Risk Responses COVID-19 Solutions


For Use When Travel FIRST AID KIT


Arts & Entertainment

 Body Art
 Film & Television
 Magic Tricks

Health & Fitness

 Spiritual Health
 Strength Training
 Women's Health
 Dietary Supplements
 Dental Health
 Diets & Weight Loss
 Exercise & Fitness
 Men's Health
 Mental Health
 Sleep and Dreams


 Educational Materials
 Higher Education
 Student Loans
 Test Prep & Study Guides

Home & Garden

 Animal Care & Pets
 Crafts & Hobbies
 Gardening & Horticulture
 How-to & Home Improvements
 Interior Design


 Sign Language


 Developer Tools

Parenting & Families

 Pregnancy & Childbirth
 Special Needs

Politics / Current Events



 Catalogs & Directories
 Consumer Guides
 Gay / Lesbian
 Law & Legal Issues
 The Sciences


 Dating Guides
 Eating Disorders
 Male Dating Guides
 Marriage & Relationships
 Motivational / Transformational
 Personal Finance
 Public Speaking
 Self Defense
 Stress Management
 Time Management

Software & Services

 Anti Adware / Spyware
 Background Investigations
 Developer Tools
 Digital Photos
 Foreign Exchange Investing
 Graphic Design
 Internet Tools
 MP3 & Audio
 Operating Systems
 Other Investment Software
 Personal Finance
 Registry Cleaners
 Reverse Phone Lookup
 Screensavers & Wallpaper
 System Optimization
 Web Design
 3D Printing

Business / Investing

 Careers, Industries & Professions
 Equities & Stocks
 Foreign Exchange
 International Business
 Management & Leadership
 Marketing & Sales
 Personal Finance
 Real Estate
 Small Biz / Entrepreneurship

Spirituality, New Age & Alternative Beliefs



 Extreme Sports
 Individual Sports
 Martial Arts
 Other Team Sports
 Outdoors & Nature
 Racket Sports
 Water Sports
 Winter Sports


 Latin America
 Middle East
 Specialty Travel
 United States

Betting Systems

 Casino Table Games
 Horse Racing

As Seen On TV

 Backyard Living
 Health and Beauty
 Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

Computers / Internet

 Email Services
 Operating Systems
 System Administration
 System Analysis & Design
 Web Hosting
 Web Site Design

Cooking, Food & Wine

 Drinks & Beverages
 Regional & Intl.
 Special Diet
 Special Occasions
 Vegetables / Vegetarian
 Wine Making

E-business & E-marketing

 Affiliate Marketing
 Article Marketing
 Blog Marketing
 Classified Advertising
 E-commerce Operations
 E-zine Strategies
 Email Marketing
 Market Research
 Niche Marketing
 Paid Surveys
 Pay Per Click Advertising
 Social Media Marketing
 Video Marketing

Employment & Jobs

 Cover Letter & Resume Guides
 Job Listings
 Job Search Guides
 Job Skills / Training




 Console Guides & Repairs
 Strategy Guides

Green Products

 Alternative Energy
 Conservation & Efficiency

“The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.”

“The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.”

Why You Should Think Like a Navy SEAL Instead of a Doomsday Prepper

The Navy SEALs have been touted a lot in the prepping and survival community. Somehow, we’ve all gotten the idea that they are the world’s greatest survival experts, but they’re not. Oh, they’re well trained in survival techniques; that’s just part of their training. But survival, at least in the sense we talk about it, isn’t what SEALs are about. They’re about surviving a hostile environment, so that they can complete their mission. More than anything, they’re about getting it done.

That’s not to say that we can’t learn a lot from the SEALs; we can. In fact, there are some very important lessons that every SEAL must learn, in order to become a SEAL, which we should all learn as well. From what I know of SEALs, and I’ve known a number of them, they would do well in a survival situation. But it wouldn’t be because of their “survival skills”, it would be because of some things which are ingrained in every SEAL I’ve ever met or ever heard of.

SEALs are unique in all of the world’s “special” military forces. Part of that is their training. The name “SEAL” stands for “Sea, Air & Land,” indicating that they are trained to operate in all three areas. It doesn’t matter to them if they use SCUBA gear to swim in to their operating area, HALO out of an airplane or hump their packs across the hills; they’re trained to pick the best way for the specific mission.

While training is really important, there’s something else that makes SEALs much more special. It’s something that comes from deep down inside the individual. Some have it and some just don’t. Those that don’t can learn it, if they want it enough. But that wanting has to come from the inside as well.

Related: A Green Beret’s Guide to EMP: Practical Steps to Prepare for a “Lights Out” Scenario

It’s that thing which they have to dig up from inside themselves, which really makes SEALs what they are. It’s what makes them overcome all odds. It’s what makes them survive. What is it?

If there’s anything that sets SEALs apart from normal human beings is that they just don’t know how to quit. Every SEAL is a volunteer, and they’re given countless opportunities to quit. Those who wear the trident badge, are those who have decided not to quit, no matter how rough it gets.

The SEAL motto is “The only easy day was yesterday.”. In other words, they don’t expect it to be easy. They’ve steeled themselves to succeed, no matter how rough it gets.

Why You Should Think Like a Navy SEAL Instead of a Doomsday Prepper hell week

At the SEAL training camp, there’s a bell hanging right before the orderly room. During Hell Week, the fourth week of BUD/S training, the trainees are kept going, in heavy physical training, for five days and five nights continually, with only four total hours of sleep. During that time, the instructors are constantly yelling at the trainees to “ring the bell”, which signifies they quit.

This may not seem like it, but that bell is probably the most important single part of SEAL training. It’s not so much that they have to prove to the instructors that they can do it, but that they have to prove it to themselves. To be a seal, you have to keep going no matter what, and complete the mission. If you think about it, that’s a rather fearsome capability, one that other armies envy.

When it comes to you and I, we need to have that same attitude about our survival. If there’s ever anything that can defeat us, it’s our own attitude, especially one that tells us to give up. We’ve got to learn that we can overcome and that there’s never any excuse to “ring the bell”.

Related: SHTF Survivalist Radio Lists

But SEALs aren’t just brawn, they’re brains as well. Although the requirements for entering BDU/S training don’t actually set the bar that high, the average AFQT score for SEALS is 112, two points higher than that required to become an officer. To put that in more commonly understood terms, most successful Navy SEALs have an IQ score in the upper 120s.

It’s a good thing they’re that smart, too. SEAL teams commonly break up into smaller sub-units to accomplish their missions, sometimes units as small as two or three people. While those teams will usually have a considerable amount of support, it’s still up to the team members to plan and oversee their own missions. So SEALs have to not only be smart, but they need to be planners as well; always thinking ahead about what’s going to come, so that they can be ready when it happens.

There was a great scene in a movie, where a SEAL was confronted on the beach by a group of five gang members who thought they were pretty tough. As he sat there, listening to them threaten him and drinking his beer, he was planning out his attack. He was more ready than they were to win the battle, even though they had him outnumbered.

Isn’t prepping all about looking ahead and deciding what we’ll need to have in order to survive? The better we can foresee what might happen in any given scenario and the better we can see what we’ll need to have, in order to overcome it, the better prepared we’ll be.

Situational awareness is such a part of a SEALs makeup that I really think it would be impossible to take one of them by surprise. They live a dangerous life, so they cultivate that situational awareness. Every sound, every scent and every stirring of the air around them means something, probably something that’s not to their benefit. So they stay aware, ready for whatever comes.

For us, there are two types of situational awareness that we need to think about. We can call them strategic situational awareness and tactical situational awareness. Strategic situational awareness is about knowing what’s happening in our world, which could lead to a disaster. It’s the “get ready, here it comes” type of awareness that allows us to act before it’s too late, rather than merely reacting. We need to keep ourselves informed, so that we can maintain our strategic situational awareness.

The other kind of situational awareness, tactical situational awareness, is about being aware about what is going on right around us. We don’t get that sort of awareness from watching the news, checking our favorite websites or even listening to a police scanner. Rather, it’s the type that comes from looking and listening to our environment. Specifically, looking for threats; the kind that come from a bad guy with a knife or a gun. The kind we have to react to RIGHT NOW!

Related: Best Gun for Home Defense

I’ve got to end this up by going back to where I started, the training that SEALs receive. They are exquisitely trained in how to use any piece of equipment they are likely to run across, military or civilian, belonging to our own armed forces, our allies or our enemies. They can make the most of it all.

Part of the reason for Hell Week is to weed out those who are going to quit, before the Navy invests a lot in their training. With a cost of $350,000 to $500,000 to train each SEAL, and an operational cost of about $1 million per year, the Navy wants to make sure they get their money’s worth. If someone is going to quit, it’s best that they do so before investing all that effort and money in them.

Full training for a Navy SEAL can take as much as 30 months, making it one of the most intensive training regimens in any military around the world. But that training translates directly into effectiveness, as they are able to do just about anything asked of them. A Navy SEAL would probably never say “I don’t know how to do that.”. More importantly, they’d never find themselves unable to complete a mission, because they don’t know how to do what they need to. They’re well equipped, but more importantly, they’re exquisitely well trained.

When it comes to you and I, we need to have that level of training as well. Survival, especially long-term survival, requires the ability to do a broad range of different tasks, and to do them well. I don’t care how big your stockpile is or how much gear you’ve got, if you don’t know how to make the most of it, your chances of making it are extremely slim. It’s obviously time to learn some new skills.

You may also like:

Bullet Proof Home Banner New5 Strategies To Survive In The City When SHTF

The Only 10 Medicinal Seeds You Need Right Now (Video)

Old School Common Sense Survival Tricks

How To Preserve Food With Duct Tape And Bentonite Clay

How To Make Neosporin; DIY Easy Tutorial With Pictures

Rich, yes! Best article by you yet, or a long line of good ones. I have a cousin who was a SEAL. He has to be one of the most patient, thoughtful people I know. But, never screw with him. He’s into survival because we were raised that way. He’s over 70, sharp as a tack, and a leader. niio!

Read Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.


Incredible testament to the courage, bravery and toughness of SEALS!!

© 2014-2020 Copyright Askaprepper. All Rights reserved – AskaPrepper.com.
Designed by Orange-Themes.com

“The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.”

Research & References of “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.”|A&C Accounting And Tax Services

1 Comment

Leave a comment