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Life after serving the Navy seal could only go two ways – tough or tougher. That is why when we retire, we make sure to find a way cultivate an activity that would help us cope with the post-trauma, and help us recover ourselves and become normal and happy citizens again. I have shared the story of a retired navy seal who turned into a plant lover just so he can fully be happy with his life after the seals. Now, I will share the story of another friend of mine from the seals who now lives Chicago who has turned to winery as his path to a fresh start, and has started a small wine business. While we chitchatted about life, we came to discuss about his business, wherein I got to learn a lot of things. On a funnier note, he told me the story of why the biggest enemy is wine is water. If water is mixed with wine, the taste of the wine will be affected, making it lose its beauty and exquisiteness in taste, he said. Of course, he also shared that this is not an absolute case, because there are wines that are placed in ice before it is served while there are wines that needed to be kept in room temperature and free from all types of moist and dew. However, when the wine is not yet set to be opened, the wine should still be kept in a room that is not too humid nor too cold, to prevent the bottles from sweating or from accumulating dew. Even if it is... read more

Retired Navy Seal Turned Plant Lover

I may always be talking about being the navy and how my life was as a navy seal. However, there are also some other angles of me and my personality that people would not expect from a retired navy seal. For one, I would like to confess that I am such a plant lover. A green thumb, if I could say so about myself. Now, I do not know about other plant lovers, but I for one, have always wanted to have my very own greenhouse in my backyard. It does not need to be big and fancy. It should only be just the right size enough for me to fill up with plants and enjoy pruning and spraying with fertilizers. It would also be a great place to relax and forget about the worries of work or at home. Having a greenhouse will also allow me to spend more time with my plants and have the chance to talk to them and ease on them my troubles and burdens of the day. It will also ensure that my plants grow healthier and lovelier than they ever could. I am still in the process of saving up for that dream greenhouse and I know someday it will become a reality, just as much as it became a reality for a friend of mine that lives in Oxford, Al. She and I had been dreaming of our own greenhouses ever since we met each other and shared the same passion for plants and gardening. I’ll be heading over to her place by the end of the month to see her... read more

Navy Seal Approved Rifle Scopes

In order to locate and target their quarry with accurate and deadly precision, you must find a rifle scope so good that even a Navy Seal would approve of. A rifle scope is an essential part of a hunterís gear and is used more often than a traditional iron sight because it is more accurate and has a lot more advantages. There are more ways than one to find a rifle scope that a Navy Seal would approve of. There are plenty of rifle scope reviews out there, but hear is my top list for any price range: One of the more popular rifle scopes that are out there is the Nightforce SHV. This rifle scope is a high performance, robust and well-balanced scope. It has optimum precision, a 56mm objective lens, dual reticles and so much more. Even with all of these features, this rifle scope still stays under the $1000 price range. If you are looking for something that is slim, this lens is not going to be for you. Because of the 56mm objective lens diameter, this scope is a little wider and bulkier than the other ones. If you are looking for something that is a little lighter on the wallet, check out the Vortex Viper 6.5-20×50 PA. If you are a beginner looking for a rifle scope that is going to do the job, this is the best one for that. At under $500, the Vortex Viper is definitely Navy Seal approved because of its quality and precision and the reviews on it are great. This scope has an XR anti reflective coating for... read more

Why Everyone Should Have a Funeral Insurance

Man Up and Get Your Funeral Insurance Ready First of all, a life insurance or funeral insurance is something I strongly believe everyone should have. A lot of people might think that if you get one, you are inviting death and that certainly isn’t the case. This insurance will actually help not only you when you die, but also your love ones. Think about it if suddenly you will pass away, are you going to leave them with more financial problems? The point is just to be prepared, and it’s a good thing that when you say goodbye, make sure it’s a “financially goodbye” too. I have been in the navy for around 20 years and blessed that I am still around writing this. I have always been insured and I really know that it is a good thing. I see some folks around leaving their family without money, and remember it’s expensive to die these days. Getting insured is a really safe and reliable plan. As a man who has a gun and prepared to use it in order to serve the nation, we are also prepared to receive a bullet in order to protect the nation. And remember, we can never tell if one day that bullet will land in our chest. We are briefed that at any time we may die, and that is a fact. But we are also aware that if we do, our family won’t have any extra burden but will have money to continue living, and be financially capable without me. That will surely ease my heart that I am not leaving... read more

Tell-Tale Signs of Water Damage in Your Home

If you are a veteran like me, or just any man who has ended a phase in his life and is now starting a new one, then we are probably the same in the fact that we sometimes do whatever it takes to actually “do something.” What I am trying to say is that, transition phase is not always that easy, and now that I have gone back from the sea and have ended my duty as a navy seal, I am pretty much always at home with nothing much to do. This is why I decided to attend a seminar on home care. Just because. Really, I didn’t need to go, but seeing that I had nothing better to do, I went. And I was not dismayed, because I really got to learn a lot about how to take care of your home. As men of the house, we of course, have to know these kinds of things because it is part of our responsibility. Let me share with you the things I learned about how to know if your house is having plumbing problems and water damage problems that might soon let you need to contact a plumbing contractor in Oxford AL. Plumbing will be one of the most common problem that we would encounter in our homes, so it is best that I start giving off tips on this one. Also, plumbing involves water damage, and living years in the sea makes me want to have a good relationship with water, and not have it destroying my home. Our house should be the place we feel... read more

Perks of Being a Navy Seal

I served for years in the Navy. Now that I have gone home, most people have one question they love to repeatedly ask me, and it is a question that made me realize how much of a good decision it was to be part of the Navy. The question is: What do you get from serving the Navy? Of course, the obvious answer would be to receive good compensation for you and your family. Putting your life for your family has its price too, and its a good thing that the government realizes that. However, because of this question being repeatedly asked from me, I also thought of other possible things that I got because I decided to join the navy. One thing I had to do in order to pass becoming a Navy is to study, and to study really hard. A good mind will help make you think and make right and sound decisions when you are in the battlefield. It is not all guns and bombs and diving and maneuvering ships out there. Brains are needed to function not only so that you can perform your designated tasks correctly, but also so that you could formulate strategies that would help you survive during difficult times. Because of this, I know that one benefit of joining the Navy was me, becoming smarter as a person. Of course, there is no saying if I would have the same determination if I should have taken another career path, but since this is the life I took, I am still thankful that I got to be a better person, mentally,... read more

Remembering Life at War

As I stepped out the car into the familiar pavement of our house in Anniston, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about my entire journey as a member of the Navy Seal. My family runs towards me and for the first time in years, I am able to hold them and hug them again, after suffering each and every night on the thought that I may never get to see them again. I am one lucky man to be able to render my service to my country and still be able to return home, whole and ready to play the role of a father and a husband. After a few days at home, I was still not accustomed in the apartment we live in. I know the place very well since I was the one who designed it and I made sure it was securely built before I headed out for the sea. But somehow, I felt strange. I could not help but remember the life I had while I was away, with a tent or a barracks as my temporary home. For one, the food at home was always very delicious and it was always a hearty meal. Yet during the first days of my stay, it was difficult for me to eat a lot. Maybe it was because back in the camp I was used to eating just a few so that the supplies would last, or maybe because I remember my fellow Navy seals that are still at sea and I imagine how they must be doing now, eating breads and flakes only. Another thing was... read more

Navy Story: Medical Technician

In any type of military force, there is always the medical unit. Some people think that those that fall under the medical unit are the not so brave soldiers, hiding behind the battlefield and serving their purpose only after others are already hurt. This notion is all sorts of wrong. Soldiers in the medical unit are as important as any other. They may not be in the front line of the battlefield, but they work hard to make sure that the wounded are saved. You cannot imagine the terror that medical soldiers have to face every time they are asked to take care of a patient. The desire to save every life they have to save is not always satisfied. They all have the experience of losing a soldier in their arms, may it be someone they have come to know very well, or someone they have only encountered once or twice. No matter the case, the pain of failing to save a life cuts very deep every time it happens. Given this, a member of the medical unit for the navy seals is highly respected and given equal importance like the rest. They hold the faith of our lives when we get in trouble, and they stay there in the battlefield almost unarmed and unguarded, since their focus is in saving lives and not fighting the enemies. They can be easily ambushed at times. One of the few navy friends I had time to spend with was a Navy Diving Medical Technician. Beyond the stereotypes and the life-saving skills they must have, they also have the chance to... read more

Turning Dreams into Reality: Becoming a Navy Seal

I cannot remember at what age I decided that I want to become a Navy. I just knew that joining will make a difference. Not just in my life but for my country as well. Of course, I also wanted to be a hero. There are not enough chances to become big and important and if I succeed as a member of the navy, I can be very proud and people will see me as a hero. They will see me as someone who risks his life and gave up on a normal life in order to serve the country and live in the sea. And maybe it was destiny that really lead me to be part of the navy. I did not come from a rich family and we were always taught early on to become independent individuals. Hence, I found it difficult to go to College and I really don’t have other skills that could fit in any other workplace. I had muscle and I have always loved the sea. I guess, I was just born to be a navy. Because of the navy, not only have I learned different skills for different purposes, I earned a college degree and experienced a life I would never exchange for anything else. I believed I was born to be part of the navy and I lived it. I prepared my entire life for that moment when I would set foot in training to make the dream a reality. I kept myself in shape, physically and mentally. I ran marathons and I jogged every day, without fail. To become a... read more