Some Basic Terminology

 

Below are some basic terms I have come across other preppers using.  Some of these words and others may appear from time to time in some of the blogs.  On occasion I will go back and update this blog with additional terms.

 

Big One – see TEOTWAWKI.  The “big one”.

BOB – Bug Out Bag.  Used to store a supply of readily available supplies that you can grab at a moments notice if you need to leave your home in a hurry, as in right now!

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – A government agency under the Department of Health and Human Services.  It works to protect the public health by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.  They have now even turned to the zombie apocalypse as a ways of enticing people to be more prepared for emergencies.

Channelized Areas – In the case of an event where an entire city was to be evacuated, channelized areas are the most likely routes people would take; major roadways, railways, riverways, etc…

Dirty Bomb – A radiological weapon that utilizes conventional explosives for the purpose of exposing the immediate area to radioactive particles.

EMP – Electromagnetic Pulse.  Capable of knocking out electronic equipment permanently. Continue reading “Some Basic Terminology”