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GRAT, the "Navy Seals" from the Canary Islands

Who has not heard of the Navy Seals by now? The “frogmen” are one of the most popular special operations units among the general public due to all the media attention they have received in recent years. And yet, it is not just noise, these operators are ready for action in the most demanding situations on sea, land and air (hence the acronym: Sea, Air and Land). For the reenactors of this unit in the airsoft community that could be a problem, but not for the GRATs, they are prepared to display their love for this unit in any type of terrain, with the same level of demand with which the real unit executes its missions.

I think one of the first times I remember seeing you was at a “Geardos Party” back in 2009, could it be? In case there is someone who does not know about these gatherings, can you tell us what they were like?

In around 2008 we decided to focus almost exclusively on MILSIM and the modern "SEAL" reenactment. 

A member of our team was co-founder of the legendary GEARDOS.ES forum, which is why we had the opportunity to participate in on of the famous “Geardos Party” organized by the more than well-known “LordSex”, with people from the Barcelona area. That "Geardos Party", in particular, brought together people from Madrid, Barcelona and the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife. 

It was a very positive experience and we have very fond memories of the event. It was the perfect opportunity to spend almost two weeks sleeping between surrounded by, literally, a hundred kilos of SEAL and DEVGRU gear. That room was a museum, it was madness.

You have a lot of wardrobe essentials, how many different types of kits do each of the team have? And is it all original? (If you do guided tours to see it, please get me tickets).

As for the kits, the truth is we do have a wide variety. Most of these kits are designed to be an asset as much as possible when we practice MILSIM, which is why we have preferred to prioritize some items over others.

The issue of the kits is something that, perhaps, I should admit that we have gone absolutely mad. Likewise, we have backpacks of various capacities depending on what we are going to operate, also in AOR1 and AOR2 patterns. 

In addition, practically most of the team mates have uniforms for maritime environments, such as the “MAS GRAY” by Bluewater Defense. Given where we live on an island, we live surrounded by water. It would have been a waste not to implement these very specific kits. 


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