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Is there like a preppers dictionary for newbs?

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    Is there like a preppers dictionary for newbs?

    I keep seeing all these acronyms and terms tossed about and I don't know what a lot of them mean. I tried looking around the forums to see if there was a section for new preppers and terminology but no luck. Anybody have a list of prepper terms and meanings?

    I feel like such an idiot, haha, I'm sorry for bad questions.

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    don't feel like an idiot, and there is no bad question, just ask us we will be able to tell you...
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    There are no such things as bad questions or dumb questions--except for those that go unasked. You can bet that any question you have, someone else also has it or has had it! That is, unless you are completely insane, and I doubt that is the case!
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    Lol, I feel ya. I stared at TEOTWAWKI for about 5 minutes before I figured out what it meant (the end of the world as we know it). Just ask when you see one - chances are someone else is wondering, too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paravani View Post
    I know BOB is bug-out-box and BOV is bug-out-vehicle... but what is WROL?

    -- Paravani
    I read BOB as bug-out-bag, but I suppose a box works, too I believe WROL is "without rule of law"

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    ACRONYMS AND TERMS
    I found this list somewhere, it looks pretty complete but if any are missing, post them in this thread.
    Some are used a lot, but others hardly at all, and I doubt whether most preppers know them all off by heart (I don't).
    No sweat, just write them in full in your posts if you like, that way people won't have to scramble for a list like this to refresh their memory..

    ABC = Atomic, Bacteriological, Chemical

    BBBB- Breathing, Bleeding, Breaks and Burns, order of diagnosis and treatment for casualties

    BIVVY = Bivouac (type of shelter)

    Bug Out = basically it means if you as a person or family have to flee your home, town or place of work because the place has become to dangerous to stay in.

    BOB = Bug Out Bag. A Rucksack, travel bag or container containing survival tools, clothing, food and kit, should last 72 hours plus or even a few weeks if topped up from a cache.

    BOR = Bug Out Route

    BOV (1) = Bug Out Vest. A travel vest fitted out like a BOB

    BOV (2) = Bug Out Vehicle. A vehicle modified to help you bug out and sustain you during your journey, In the US its often a 4x4 like a Jeep, and in Europe its often a camper van. BOVs really should be capable of being lived in for at least a week, so they should have sleeping space, cookers, water, toilet, storage etc. But in the US the trend is for big powerful go anywhere 4x4s. Single folks tend towards the 4x4s, family guys the campers. Some folks have B O Boats, other cycles, other horses and a few light aircraft / microlights.

    Cache = A remotely located store of food, fuel, and extra kit for survivalists to draw on, usually sited somewhere along the chosen Bug Out Route

    CASEVAC = Casualty Evacuation

    EDC = Every Day Carry. Its a list of items that the seriously prepared will never venture out of the house without. Knife, Flashlight, Compass, Cell Phone, Wallet, Muliti tool etc

    EMP- Electro Magnetic Pulse (also called EM-pulse), where a burst of energy from a solar flare or nuclear bomb blows out the power grid and everything with electronics in them such as TV's, radios, car ignitions etc.

    FAK = First Aid Kit

    FYI = For Your Information

    GHB = Get Home Bag, same as BOB

    GOOD = Get Out Of Dodge bag (another name for a BOB

    INCH Bag = I’m Not Coming Home Bag (another name for a BOB but designed for very long term use)

    IMHO = In My Honest Opinion

    KFS = Knife, Fork, Spoon

    LED = Light Emitting Diode ( new type of flashlight / bulb system)

    MRE = Meals Ready to Eat

    NBC = Nuclear, Bacteriological & Chemical

    NESW = Never Eat Shredded Wheat (method of remembering points of compass in clockwise motion)

    No Duff = This is the real thing, not a practise

    PMA = Positive Mental Attitude

    PSK = Personal Survival Kit = normally a small tin or pouch containing a mini survival kit, popular with soldiers venture explorers etc

    PSP = Personal Survival Plan

    PAW = Post Apocalyptic World

    PDW = Personal defence Weapon

    PEK = Personal Escape Kit

    PPPPPP = Proper Planning & Preparation, Prevents Poor Performance

    PREP = Preparations

    POCSIE = Planning, ordering, controlling, supporting, informing, evaluating (stages in planning a bug out event)

    A RETREAT = Place of safety to live in during disaster, can be your home if modified or a camper van/ mobile home or purpose built facility.

    RECCE = Reconnaissance

    SAK = Swiss Army Knife

    SERE = Survival, Escape, Resistance, Evasion

    SHTF- Shit Hits The Fan, meaning when some sort of disaster hits us. A variation is WTSHTF (When The Shit Hits The Fan)

    SITX = Situation X (Unknown future catastrophe)

    SITREP - Situation Report (Feedback from someone involved in an event)

    SSSSSS- Sound, Shape, Shine, Shadow, Smell, Silhouette-
    The considerations needed for stealth tactical movement without being seen:-
    Dont make unnecessary SOUND or noise
    Break up your SHAPE with camouflage
    Dont let you kits SHINE in the sun
    Stay in SHADOWS and try not to cast a SHADOW
    Dont use perfumed soaps or aftershaves, don't smoke, and watch out with camp fires because the SMELL of cooking (and the smoke) will give you away.
    Stay off the hilltops and ridgelines so you dont stand out as a SILHOUETTE

    TEOTWAWKI = The End Of The World As We Know It, a complete social collapse or mega-disaster

    TV = Travel Vest (used as Bug out vest)
    Last edited by Lucky Jim; 11-13-2012 at 07:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Jim View Post
    ACRONYMS
    I found this list somewhere, some are used a lot, but others hardly at all, and I doubt whether most prepares know them all off by heart (I don't). No sweat, just write them in full in your posts if you like, that way people won't have to scramble for a list like this to refresh their memory..

    ABC = Atomic, Bacteriological, Chemical

    BBBB- Breathing, Bleeding, Breaks and Burns, order of diagnosis and treatment for casualties

    BIVVY = Bivouac (type of shelter)

    Bug Out = basically it means if you as a person or family have to flee your home, town or place of work because the place has become to dangerous to stay in.

    BOB = Bug Out Bag. A Rucksack, travel bag or container containing survival tools, clothing, food and kit, should last 72 hours plus or even a few weeks if topped up from a cache.

    BOR = Bug Out Route

    BOV (1) = Bug Out Vest. A travel vest fitted out like a BOB

    BOV (2) = Bug Out Vehicle. A vehicle modified to help you bug out and sustain you during your journey, In the US its often a 4x4 like a Jeep, and in Europe its often a camper van. BOVs really should be capable of being lived in for at least a week, so they should have sleeping space, cookers, water, toilet, storage etc. But in the US the trend is for big powerful go anywhere 4x4s. Single folks tend towards the 4x4s, family guys the campers. Some folks have B O Boats, other cycles, other horses and a few light aircraft / microlights.

    Cache = A remotely located store of food, fuel, and extra kit for survivalists to draw on, usually sited somewhere along the chosen Bug Out Route

    CASEVAC = Casualty Evacuation

    EDC = Every Day Carry. Its a list of items that the seriously prepared will never venture out of the house without. Knife, Flashlight, Compass, Cell Phone, Wallet, Mulitool etc

    EMP- Electro Magnetic Pulse (also called EM-pulse), where a burst of energy from a solar flare or nuclear bomb blows out the power grid and everything with electronics in them such as TV's, radios, car ignitions etc.

    FAK = First Aid Kit

    FYI = For Your Information

    GHB = Get Home Bag, same as BOB

    GOOD = Get Out Of Dodge bag (another name for a BOB

    INCH Bag = I’m Not Coming Home Bag (another name for a BOB but designed for very long term use)

    IMHO = In My Honest Opinion

    KFS = Knife, Fork, Spoon

    LED = Light Emitting Diode ( new type of flashlight / bulb system)

    MRE = Meals Ready to Eat

    NBC = Nuclear, Bacteriological & Chemical

    NESW = Never Eat Shredded Wheat (method of remembering points of compass in clockwise motion)

    No Duff = This is the real thing, not a practise

    PMA = Positive Mental Attitude

    PSK = Personal Survival Kit = normally a small tin or pouch containing a mini survival kit, popular with soldiers venture explorers etc

    PSP = Personal Survival Plan

    PAW = Post Apocalyptic World

    PDW = Personal defence Weapon

    PEK = Personal Escape Kit

    PPPPPP = Proper Planning & Preparation, Prevents Poor Performance

    PREP = Preparations

    POCSIE = Planning, ordering, controlling, supporting, informing, evaluating (stages in planning a bug out event)

    A RETREAT = Place of safety to live in during disaster, can be your home if modified or a camper van/ mobile home or purpose built facility.

    RECCE = Reconnaissance

    SAK = Swiss Army Knife

    SERE = Survival, Escape, Resistance, Evasion

    SHTF- Shit Hits The Fan, meaning when some sort of disaster hits us. A variation is WTSHTF (When The Shit Hits The Fan)

    SITX = Situation X (Unknown future catastrophe)

    SITREP - Situation Report (Feedback from someone involved in an event)

    SSSSSS- Sound, Shape, Shine, Shadow, Smell, Silhouette-
    The considerations needed for stealth tactical movement without being seen:-
    Dont make unnecessary SOUND or noise
    Break up your SHAPE with camouflage
    Dont let you kits SHINE in the sun
    Stay in SHADOWS and try not to cast a SHADOW
    Dont use perfumed soaps or aftershaves, don't smoke, and watch out with camp fires because the SMELL of cooking (and the smoke) will give you away.
    Stay off the hilltops and ridgelines so you dont stand out as a SILHOUETTE

    TEOTWAWKI = The End Of The World As We Know It, a complete social collapse or mega-disaster

    TV = Travel Vest (used as Bug out vest)
    Amazing job Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVTactics View Post
    Amazing job Jim
    Ya, what he said.

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    I agree--that's a pretty good list, Jim. There were a few I hadn't heard before. Thank you for posting it here.

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    Hey I thought of some more-

    IARJFY- (I'm All Right Jack F*** You) This is a survival strategy in which your sole concern is keeping yourself and your family alive, and to hell with everybody else..

    LTEEO- (Let them Eat Each Other) This strategy means lying low in stealth mode for a while until the starving gangs have shot and eaten each other.
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