Definition of 15 Common Survival Acronyms
As a society, we LOVE acronyms. Acronyms are becoming especially apparent with Twitter, texting and general social media. There are an abundance of acronyms and new ones are popping up a regular basis. But, we've decided to define the 15 most common survival related acronyms.
BOB = Bug Out Bag. This is the bag that is packed with specific items that will help you survive for a specific period of time that you grab to 'bug out'.
SHTF = Shit (or Stuff) Hits The Fan. This is often stated as such, "When shit hits the fan, you'll...."
INCH = I'm Never Coming Home. This is usually an extension of the BOB, but this kit is built for the case in which you're not planning on coming home.
BOL = Bug Out Location. This is the bug out location in which you plan to bug out to.
BOV = But Out Vehicle. This is the vehicle in which you plan to bug out in.
HAM = This actual term has never really been identified, but it's a term used to describe the activities of licensed amateur radio operators.
CB = Citizen Band radio. A system of short-distance radio communications between individuals, can be hand held or the type that truckers use.
WROL = Without Rule of Law. Generally, this is referring to when S is HTF.
MIL-SPEC = Military Specification. This refers to anything that is designed to be used in the military, such as tac vests and paracord.
EDC = Everyday Carry. These are the items that you carry on your person at all times.
CERT = Community Emergency Response Team. Group of volunteers that help in disasters, usually represented by FEMA.
NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They provide us with weather warnings. So whenever you see 'NOAA weather radios', they will provide you with proper, up-to-date, weather warnings.
TEOTWAWKI = The End of The World as We Know It. Same concept as SHTF.
STOP = STOP, THINK, OBSERVE, PLAN. This is meant to keep you focused so that you don't just rush into a situation.
MRE = Meal, Ready To Eat. This is usually the food that is given to those in the military to be eaten while out in the field.