S.L.Y.G. = Stay Learning Your Gear
â€œStay slyg.â€ â€œKeep on slyging.â€ â€œBe slyg.â€ â€œDonâ€™t forget to slyg.â€ â€œRemain slyg.â€ â€œSlyg on.â€ â€œAlways be slyging.â€
This is in the same vein as â€œremember your trainingâ€, but SLYG refers specifically to equipment. To constantly study, use and train with the pertinent tools of the trade whenever possible.
The most obvious or notable being disassembling, reassembling and cleaning your firearm with the same attention as to shooting practice and drills.
â€œGearâ€ also refers to actual kits; first-aid, survival, comms etc. To know how to efficiently utilize each individual item within a kit as well as a whole.
In tradecraft thereâ€™s no such thing as completely perfecting a skill or the ability to use any given equipment. Mastery is a journey with no end.
Thus the mindset is that we are always learning and can always learn more. To stay learning.