for the benefit of newbies I have listed a few of the more common abbreviations used in prepping: BBBB:breathing, bleeding, breaks and burns, order of diagnosis and treatment for casualties. BIVVY: bivouac(type of shelter). BUG OUT: if you or your family have to leave home because it is no longer safe to stay. BOB: bug out bag, usually a rucksack or similar bag to keep your equipment and supplies in. BOR: bug out route. BOV: bug out vest or bug out vehicle. CACHE: a remotely located store of food and equipment, usually sited along the chosen bug out route. EDC: every day carry, what you normally have on your person on a daily basis. FAK: first aid kit. GHB: get home bag-like a BOB but this one is for getting home rather than the opposite direction. INCH bag: I'm not coming home, like a BOB but for an extended period. MRE: meals ready to eat. NBC: nuclear, bacterial and chemical. PSP: personal survival plan. PAW: post apocalyptic world. PDW: personal defence weapon. PPPPPPP: proper planning and preparation prevents piss poor performance! RETREAT: place of safety during a disaster. SITREP: situation report. SSSSSS: sound, shape,shine,shadow, smell, silhouette. what to look out for. TEOTWAWKI:used to describe a complete societal collapse aka The End Of The World, As We Know It. TV: travel vest-usually a sleeveless vest with lots of pockets, sometimes used by anglers. WTSHTF: When The Shit Hits The Fan, sometimes shortened to SHTF.