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Survival and Prepper Acronyms

The Survival and Prepper world if full of concepts, names and processes. These are often simplified into Acronyms to save time - however without knowing what these mean a prepping article or conversation might be a bit confusing to understand.

So ... Simple solution ... We made a list.

We are going to be updating this list when possible - so if there is something you feel we have missed - let us know.

72HK - 72 Hour Kit

AAR - After Action Report

AO - Area of Operation

AOL - Area Of Limitation

AOP - Area Of Probability

AOR - Area Of Responsibility

BCT - Basic Combat Training

BIB - Bug In Bag

BIL - Bug In Location

BOA - Bug Out Assessment

BOB - Bug Out Bag

BOL - Bug Out Location

BOR - Bug Out Route

BOV - Bug Out Vehicle

CAT - Combat Application Tourniquet

CB - Citizen Band (Radio)

CBRN - Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear

CCW - Carry Concealed Weapon

CERT - Community Emergency Response Team

CME - Coronal Mass Ejection (Solar Flares)

CO - Commanding Officer

COLDER - Clean Overheat Layer Dry Examine Repair (Clothing)

COMCON - Command & Control

COP - Combat Outpost

CP - Command Post

CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CQB - Close Quarter Battle

CQC - Close Quarter Combat

CYA - Cover Your Assets

DA - Direct Action

DZ - Drop Zone

ECP - Entry Control Point

EDC - Everyday Carry

E&E - Escape & Evade

EMP - Electro-Magnetic Pulse

EPK - Emergency Prep Kit

ERV - Emergency Rendezvous

ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival

EVAC - Evacuation

FAK - First Aid Kit

FIFO - First In, First Out

FILO - First In, Last Out

FOB - Forward Operating Base

FUBAR - F*cked Up Beyond All Repair

GAG - Grab And Go (Bag)

GOOD - Get Out Of Dodge (Bag)

GHB - Get Home Bag

GMT - Greenwich Mean Time

GPS - Global Positioning System

GQ - General Quarters

HA - Humanitarian Assistance

HDR - Humanitarian Daily Ration

HIPS - Hide In Plain Sight

HQ - Headquarters

HUA - Heard, Unstood and Acknowledged

HVT - High Value Target

ICE - In Case of Emergency

IED - Improvised Explosive Device

IFAK - Individual First Aid Kit

IFF - Identification Friend or Foe

INCH - I'm Never Coming Home

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid

LBE - Load Bearing Equipment

LBV - Load Bearing Vest

LEO - Law Enforcement Officer

LP - Listening Post

LRP - Long Range Patrol

LZ - Landing Zone

MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction (Global Nuclear War)

MAG - Mutual Assistance Group

MEDEVAC - Medical Evacuation

MOE - Method Of Entry

MOLLE - Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment

MOUT - Military Operations on Urban Terrain

MRE - Meal Ready to Eat

MSM - Mainstream Media

MSR - Main Supply Route

MTE - Multi Threat Environment

NATO - North Alantic Treaty Organisation

NBC - Nuclear Biological Chemical

NVG - Night Vision Goggles

OM - On Mission (Oscar Mike)

OP - Observational Post

OPFOR - Opposition Force

OPSEC - Operational Security

ORP - Objective Rally Point

OSP - On-Site Procurement

OTC - Over The Counter

PACE - Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency

PAO - Poss Area of Operation

PAW - Post Apocalyptic World

PDW - Personal Defense Weapon

PEK - Personal Emergency Kit

PMA - Positive Mental Attitude

POC - Point Of Contact

POI - Person Of Interest

PPE - Personal Protective Equipment

PSK - Personal Survival Kit

PSP - Personal Survival Plan

PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

QM - Quartermaster

QP - Quarantine Perimeter

R&R - Rest & Relaxation

RAT - British 24hr Ration Pack

RDV - Rendez-Vous

RECON - Reconnaissance

RKR - Resource Kill Ratio

ROE - Rules Of Engagement

ROL - Rule Of Law

RV - Rendezvous

SAC - Sweep And Clear

SAF - Small Arms Fire

SAK - Swiss Army Knife

SAR - Search And Rescue

SART - Search And Rescue Team

SERE - Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape

SHTF - Shit Hit The Fan

SIP - Shelter In Place

SITREP - Situational Report

SITX - Situation Unknown

SMEAC - Situation, Mission, Equipment, Admin, Command

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All F*cked Up

SODIS - Solar Disinfection

SOF - Special Operations Forces

SOP - Standard Operating Procedure

SOS - Save Our Souls

STOP - Stop Think Observe Plan

SWOT - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It

TOI - Target Of Interest

TOT - Time On Target

UW - Unconventional Warfare

WILCO - Will Comply

WROL - Without Rule Of Law

WTSHTF - When The Shit Hits The Fan

YOYO - You're On Your Own