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.
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.
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