B.O.B. – Bug Out Bag, sometimes referred to as a “Get Home Bag” (GHB) – more accepted by those resistant to the idea of a need for prepping!
B.O.L. – Bug Out Location
CME – Coronal Mass Ejection – Solar Flare, emits radiation, hits earth’s atmosphere
EDC – Every Day Carry (of a firearm)
ELE – Extinction Level Event
EMP – Electro Magnetic Pulse
GRID DOWN: all electric power is out in a widespread area; the “grid” is not working (the means of transferring electrical power from station-to-station/site-to-site)
HEMP – High Altitude EMP – nuclear detonation in earth’s atmosphere 50 to 200 miles above Earth’s surface
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
MRE – Meal, Ready To Eat
MSM – Main Stream Media
NINJA – No Income, No Job or Assets
OpSec: Operational Security; why you must be able to keep your mouth shut and choose words carefully based on audience (when you do speak), if you are going to be a prepper!
RELATIVES: (never use names when posting/discussing in “online or stranger groups”
DD – Dear Daughter; if you have more than one, it’s DD1, DD2, etc., according to birth order (oldest is DD1)
DF – Dear Father, or just “DAD”
DH – Dear Husband; if you have more than one, don’t tell us.
DM – Dear Mother, or just “MOM”
DS – Dear Son (DS1, etc., if you have more than one)
DW – Dear Wife; if you have more than one, you’re probably a dead man.
DIL – Daughter-in-Law
MIL – Mother-in-Law
FIL – Father-in-Law
SIL – Son-in-Law
SD – Stepdaughter; SD1, etc. (if more than one)
SS – Stepson (SS1, etc., if more than one)
SF – Solar Flare
SHEEPLE – Those who blindly think nothing will happen to them and the government will provide; those who follow the world and think preppers are nuts.
SHTF – Sh*t Hits The Fan (I prefer “Stuff”)
SIP – Shelter in Place
SOP – Standard Operating Procedure
TDL – “The D@&! Liar” – one of the references to our current leadership
TEOTWAWKI – The End of the World As We Know It
TFH – Tin Foil Hat; someone who is a “conspiracy theorist”; taken from the cartoonish notion of a person wearing a homemade aluminum foil “hat” to ward off harmful “rays”.
WROL – Without Rule Of Law
YOYO – You’re On Your Own
ZOMBIE – The clueless masses of sheeplike humanity who are blindly following their “leader”, when SHTF and the Zombies get hungry, thirsty, etc., they’re coming for what you have! This is why OpSec (Operational Security) must be Priority # 1 – ALWAYS, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Servantheart, DF (good friend) and EAL (Editor at Large), I am afraid to comment now because of OpSec.
Just kidding! Actually, I am glad you posted this list of PREPPER TERMINOLOGY, because I did not always know what some of you guys were talking about.
Woops! meant to say (DF- Dear friend)