List of SHTF and Prepper Acronyms

Prepper Terms and Acronyms You Should Learn

There are a lot of acronyms floating around out there in the prepper world. We decided it would be handy to spell out a few. You can use this as a reference if you see an abbreviation that is not familiar to you. We will be updating this page often so check back soon!

Acronym Description
SHTF Shit Hits The Fan
WROL Without Rule of Law
BOB Bug Out Bag – A backpack or bag of supplies ready to go in an emergency.
BOL Bug Out Location – Where you will go if your current location is compromised.
BOV Bug Out Vehicle – Mode of transportation in an emergency.
Bug Out Evacuate.
EDC Every Day Carry – Things you carry on your person everyday (wallet, keys, flashlight, pocketknife etc.
TEOTWAWKI The End Of The World As We Know It
FAK First Aid Kit
GHB Get Home Bag – A backpack or bag of supplies ready to go in an emergency.
INCH I’m Never Coming Home Bag – A backpack or bag of supplies for when you have to leave for good.
MBR Main Battle Rifle
MRE Meal Ready To Eat
PSK Personal Survival Kit
WWL World Without Law
SAR Search And Rescue
BOV Bug Out Vehicle
EMP Electro Magnetic Pulse
PFAK Persoanl First Aid Kit
NBC Nuclear Biologic Chemical
CCW Concealed Carry Weapon
OPSEC Operational Security
JIC Just in Case
EOD End of Days
SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
CME Coronal Mass Ejection
FIFO First In First Out
KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
YOYO You are on your own
PERK Personal Emergency Relocation Kit
MOLLE Modular Load-bearing Light-weight Equipment
4WD Four Wheel Drive
FUBAR F’ed Up Beyond All Recognition