The Prepper’s Dictionary

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There are a number of prepper words and acronyms that make up this wacky world we all operate in. Some of the words are pulled from the military origin and others are unique to the prepping experience. 

The Prepper’s Dictionary — Nothing is more confusing than jargon when you are trying to learn about something new, and the prepping and survival world is full of it. Acronyms like BOB and EDC and OPSEC. Terms like "bugging in" and "grey man."

 

Many of these words help you better understand and prepare for the prepper world. Some of these words you might have heard of before. Some of them you may not know. 

Let’s look inside the preppers dictionary. 

TEOTWAWKI

The end of the world as we know it. This is the way preppers explain the very worst case scenario. When it all falls apart and people are desperate, this is the word for that.

SHTF

While TEOTWAWKI is the end of all things to come, SHTF can be a shorter situation as well as a longer one. Its an acronym for Shit Hits The Fan. That scenario is powerful and we have seen it in this country. Think Hurricane Katrina.

WROL

Without Rule of Law. This word is used to describe the situation that happens when the police decide to give up or are all dead. When there is no faction imposing the current system of law, that is WROL.

BOB

Bugout Bag. Perhaps the most popular part of prepping is the bugout. The bugout bag is the bag you fill with goodies to escape an SHTF scenario

BOL

Bugout Location. This is the place you will bugout to.

BOV

Bugout Vehicle. This is a vehicle you use to get away from an SHTF situation.

SURVIVAL CACHE

Your survival cache could be made up of guns, food, medical, silver or something else! It’s basically a hidden or buried container with backup supplies.

EMP

Electromagnetic Pulse. This is the blast of energy from a nuclear bomb or the sun that crushes the major power grids of the nation. 

IFAK

The Individual First Aid Kit is a collection of items you carry on your person to assure you can be put back together in a disaster. You might also use it to put someone else back together. 

The Prepper’s Dictionary — Nothing is more confusing than jargon when you are trying to learn about something new, and the prepping and survival world is full of it. Acronyms like BOB and EDC and OPSEC. Terms like "bugging in" and "grey man."

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