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List of Prepper Acronyms

Written by Zero Verse

BOB: Bug Out Bag
BOHICA: Bend Over, Here it Comes Again
BOL: Bug Out Location
BOV: Bug Out Vehicle
CAT: Combat Application Tourniquet
CB: Citizen Band Radio
CCW: Carrying a Concealed Weapon
CERT: Community Emergency Response Team
CO2: Carbon Dioxide
COMMO: Communications Equipment
EBT: Electronic Benefits Transfer
EDC: Everyday Carry
EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse
EOTW: End of the World
FIFO: First In, First Out
FMJ: Full Metal Jacket
FRS: Family Radio Service
FUBAR: Fucked up beyond all recognition
GHB: Get Home Bag
GOOD: Get Out of Dodge
GMRS: General Mobile Radio Service
GPS: Global Positioning System
Ham: Amateur Radio
HDPE: High Density Polyethylene
IBC: Independent Brewers Company (aka., “Intermediate Bulk Container” or “International Beverage Container”)
ICE: In Case of Emergency
IFAK: Individual First Aid Kit
INCH: I’m Never Coming Home
LEO: Law Enforcement Officer
MIL-SPEC: Military Specification
MOLLE: Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (similar to ALICE)
MRE: Meal Read to Eat
MSM – Mainstream Media
MURS: Muli-Use Radio Service
NBC: Nuclear / Biological / Chemical
NiMH: Nickle Metal Hydride
NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NVG: Night Vision Goggles
OPSEC: Operational Security
OTC: Over the Counter
PET / PETE: Polyethylene Terephthalate
PM: Precious Metals
POTUS: President of the united states
SHTF: Shit Hits the Fan
SNAFU: Situation Normal All Fucked Up
SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SODIS: Solar Disinfection
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
SOS: Not actually an acronym but could mean “Save Our Souls,” “Save Our Ship” and more – It’s the internationally recognized distress signal.
STOP: Stop, Think, Observe, Plan
TBTF: Too Big To Fail
TEOTWAWKI: The End of The World as We Know It
TP: Toilet Paper
TPTB: The Powers that be
WROL: Without Rule of Law
YOYO: You’re on your own

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