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How the Navy SEALs Work

By: Lee Ann Obringer & Francisco Guzman  | 

Navy SEALs on Land

Once SEALs are on the ground, their equipment, like their clothing, must suit the particular environment to blend in. Mountain-climbing gear, snowshoes, land-navigation equipment and the right vehicles are all critical to their success.

Camouflage netting for desert environments where there is little-to-no natural concealment can keep SEALs from becoming an enemy target. Dust goggles keep them from being blinded by flying sand, and CamelBak water packs allow them to drink while still having use of their hands.

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Operations in jungle or wooded areas necessitate machetes to clear dense foliage as well as special netting and hammocks to ward off potentially lethal insect bites.

For all types of environments, SEALs carry a GPS and weapons.

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