Prepper Acronyms

ABC(1) = Atomic, Bacteriological, Chemical

ABC(2) = Airway, Breathing, Circulation
BBBB =Breathing, Bleeding, Breaks, Burns
Bug Out = Leaving the area
BOB= Bug Out Bag

BOL= Bug Out Location
BOR= Bug Out Route
BOV(1) = Bug Out Vest
BOV(2) = Bug Out Vehicle
Cache= A remotely located storage

CASEVAC= Casualty Evacuation
EDC= Every Day Carry

FAK= First Aid Kit
GHB= Get Home Bag
GOOD= Get Out Of Dodge
INCH Bag = I’m Not Coming Home Bag

KFS= Knife, Fork, Spoon
LED= Light Emitting Diode
MRE= Meals Ready to Eat
NBC= Nuclear, Bacteriological & Chemical

No Duff = This is not a drill

PMA= Positive Mental Attitude
PSK= Personal Survival Kit

PSP = Personal Survival Plan
PAW = Post Apocalyptic World
PDW = Personal Defense Weapon
PEK = Personal Escape Kit
PPPPPP = Proper Planning &      Preparation, Prevents   Poor Performance
PREP = Preparations
POCSIE = Planning, Ordering,   Controlling,   Supporting, Informing,   Evaluating
RETREAT = Place of safety to live RECON= Reconnaissance
SAK= Swiss Army Knife
SERE= Survival, Escape, Resistance,   Evasion
SITX= Situation X
SITREP= Situation Report

OPSEC= Operation Security

TV= Travel Vest

SSSSSS= Sound, Shape, Shine,   Shadow, Smell,   Silhouette
TEOTWAWKI=  The End Of The World   As WE Know It.
WTSHTF= When The Shit Hits The Fan

LGS = Local Gun Shop
MBR= Main Battle Rifle
CQC= Close Quarters Combat
CQB= Close Quarters Battle
CCP= Concealed Carry Permit
CCW= Concealed Carry Weapon
CWP= Concealed Weapons Permit
PSA= Personal Sidearm
LRG= Long Range Gun
LRW= Long Range Weapon
JIC = Just In Case
DECON = Decontamination
EMP= Electromagnetic Pulse
The Crunch = SHTF
WMD = Weapons Mass Destruction

CBRN=chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear.

FIFO – first in first out
FWIW – for what it’s worth
GTG – good to go
LIA – little ice age
NBC – nuclear chemical biological warfare
POV – personally owned vehicle
POW – personally owned weapons
Prepper – one who practices preparedness, a survivalist

Fear, uncertainty and doubt, frequently abbreviated as FUD

Alpha Strategy: The practice of storing extra consumable items, as a hedge against inflation, and for use in barter and charity. Coined by

Ballistic Wampum: Ammunition stored for barter purposes.
CBRN is a catch-all initialism for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear.

FIFO – first in first out (food rotation)
FWIW – for what it’s worth
GTG – good to go
LIA – little ice age
NBC – nuclear chemical biological warfare
POV – personally owned vehicle
POW – personally owned weapons
Prepper – one who practices preparedness, a survivalist

Fear, uncertainty and doubt, frequently abbreviated as FUD

Alpha Strategy: The practice of storing extra consumable items, as a hedge against inflation, and for use in barter and charity. Coined by John Pugsley.

Contrapreneur: Someone who foolishly invests in a declining market. Coined by James Wesley Rawles

Crunch: A general term for a major, long-term disaster.

Doomer : A Peak Oil adherent who believes in a Malthusian-scale societal collapse.

EDC: Every Day Carry. What one carries at all times in case the end of the world strikes while one is out and about.

EOTW: End of the world

Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) – an extreme level of electromagnetic energy sufficient to burn out computer chips that may be caused by solar flares or by atmospheric nuclear explosions. Such an event would disable the Internet, telephones, computers, and devices that rely on computer controls, including automobiles, the electrical grid, and household appliances.

Goblin: A criminal miscreant. Coined (in the survivalist context) by Jeff Cooper.

Golden Horde: The anticipated large mixed horde of refugees and looters that will pour out of the metropolitan regions WTSHTF. Coined (in the survivalist context) by James Wesley Rawles.

G.O.O.D.: Get Out of Dodge (City). Fleeing urban areas in the event of a disaster. Coined by James Wesley Rawles.

G.O.O.D. Kit: Get Out of Dodge Kit. Synonymous with Bug-Out Bag (BOB).

INCH Bag: “I’m never coming home bag”. Designed to support the life of its owner indefinitely, as opposed to other BOBs which are oriented toward gaining short term advantage and sustaining life for a fixed length of time.

Pollyanna or Polly: Someone who is in denial about the disruption that might be caused by the advent of a large scale disaster.

Cbw = chemical biological warfare

Prepper: A synonym for survivalist that came into common usage during the late 1990s. Used interchangeably with survivalist much as retreater was in the 1970s. Refers to one who is prepared or making preparations.

SHTF: Shit Hits the Fan. A term used generically by survivalists to describe disaster situations

TEOTWAWKI: The End of the World as We Know It. Coined by Mike Medintz.

WTSHTF: When the Shit Hits the Fan. A term used generically by survivalists to describe disaster situations.

WROL: Without Rule of Law. Describes a potential lawless state of society.

WYWCCD when your wife cant cook dinner

EMFH every man for himself

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