Prepper Acronyms. Just What Do They Stand For?


So you hear your prepper friends using acronyms. And you wonder just what in the hell do they stand for? Well here is a list of common prepper acronyms for the unfamiliar. Share this post with your friends and fellow newbie preppers so they will know from now on what your talking about.

550:  Paracord
ALICE: All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment
APC: Armored Personnel Carrier
ARC: American Red Cross 
ATL: Attempt to Locate
BOB: Bug-out Bag
BOL: Bug-out Location
BOV: Bug-out Vehicle
BUG IN: Staying In Place
BUG OUT: Leaving your location
CACHE: Supply Stockpile
CME: Coronal Mass Ejection. (Solar flares.)
CQB: Close Quarters Battle
CYA: Cover Your Ass
DLP: Defense of Life and Property
EDC: Everyday Carry, Everyday items you keep on your person.
ELE: Extinction Level Event
EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse
EOTW: End Of The World
FIFO: First In, First Out – used for food storage rotation
GHB: Get Home Bag
GOOD: Get Out Of Dodge
HEMP: High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse. 
IFAK: Individual First Aid Kit
LBE: Load Bearing Equipment
LOS: Line Of Sight. 
MAD: Mutually Assured Destruction
MBR: Main Battle Rifle
MOE: Measures Of Effectiveness
MOI: Mechanism Of Injury
MOLLE: Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment
MOLON LABE: Greek for “Come and Take It”
MRE: Meal, Ready to Eat 
NBC: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical
OPSEC: Operational Security
PARACORD: Parachute Cord
POLLYANNA: Someone that is in denial that TEOTWAWKI could occur.
POTUS: President Of The United States
PREP: Slang for prepare.
PREPPER:  Prepared individual. 
PREPS:  Preparations.
RECON: Reconnaissance
SERE: Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape
SHEEPLE: People oblivious to whats going on in the world.
SHTF: S*** Hits the Fan.
SOL: S***  Out of Luck
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
TEOTWAWKI: The End of the World as we Know It .
MSM : Mainstream Media
WROL: Without Rule Of Law. 
WTSHTF: When The Shit Hits The Fan
YOYO: You’re On Your Own. 
ZOMBIE: Non Preppers, the unprepared
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