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Prepper Lingo: Resistance 44

Resistance 44 is the conservatives counter-movement to Generation 44. “…young minds that value freedom, liberty and American Exceptionalism. We are unapologetic freedom loving activists who see Obama as a threat to freedom…”

The Resist44.com website puts forth a four-part plan to achieve their goals:

1. Resist 44 will dominate the social media conversation by creating trending topics on Twitter, friending thousands of Facebook fans, and using every social media platform available to promote the goal of Resistance 44.

2. We will bombard social media platforms with high impact video entertainment that uses shock value, humor, and irony to educate millions of voters ages 18 – 40.

3. Resist 44 will mobilize our nationwide army of activists comprised of accurate and dependable researchers, writers, public speakers, and podcasts who will share goodwill and demonstrate the power of millions of people making a positive impact on the future.

4. We will debunk the stereotypes that progressives place on young conservatives. We will accomplish more without the shackles of government interference and will prove it through concentrated and focused action to change the “it’s always been this way” culture.

Also from the Resist44.com website:

Resistance 44 is a nationwide network of young activists committed to facilitating a radical culture shift from a generation indoctrinated to embrace mob mentality to informed, politically active individual thinkers.

Resistance 44 will make history and fight progressivism at the polls by generating the largest turnout of informed young voters. For far too long, we have been spoon-fed the progressive culture from the likes of Hollywood elites and sensationalized news pundits. We WILL DOMINATE the narrative. We WILL have a say in our future. WE ARE RESISTANCE 44.

Resistance 44 was founded with the mission to create the largest standing force of young conservative activists in America, dedicated to encouraging independence over government dependence, countering the progressive agenda and having a say in the future we will inherit.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Prepper Lingo: MAED

Mutually Assured Economic Destruction (MAED) defines the concept of a group of nations whose economies are so interdependent on one another to maintain solvency that the failure of one assures that all nations that are economically tied to it also experience failure.

The purpose of implementing this economic policy is to prevent participating nations from instituting economic or political policy that is designed to directly or indirectly harm the health of any other participating nation’s economy.

In today’s world, economic interactions occur between players from many nations. Decades of forging close economic ties amongst vast numbers of nations has led to financial dependence amongst those involved, which must be sustained in order to keep the hyper-complex global economic system afloat.

The term’s origin can be traced directly to the Cold War concept of Mutually Assured Destruction, or (MAD). MAD refers to the doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction by two opposing sides would effectively result in the complete, utter and irrevocable annihilation of both the attacker and the defender, becoming thus a war that has no victory nor any armistice, but only effective reciprocal destruction.

Source: RSOPerator, Wikipedia.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Prepper Lingo: COMSEC

Communications Security is the discipline of preventing unauthorized individuals from accessing communications in an intelligible form, while still delivering content to the intended recipients.

In the United States Department of Defense culture, Communications Security is often referred to by the abbreviation COMSEC.

In the context of disaster preparedness, COMSEC often refers to the practice of not discussing one’s preparations and preparedness plans with other individuals who, for some reason or another, are not considered to be trustworthy. Also, it is often a reference to the safeguards put into place when communicating with other trusted individuals in such a way as to not allow untrusted third parties to intercept or overhear what is being discussed.

Sources: Wikipedia, RSOPerator.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Prepper Lingo: Buy One, Give One (BOGO)

One of the two common meanings of the acronym BOGO

One of the two common meanings of the acronym BOGO

BOGO: Originally BOGO was an acronym that stood for “Buy one, give one”, essentially a commercial transaction with a charitable component. Through commercial television and internet media advertising, the term soon became more widely known to mean “Buy one, get one”, as in “Buy one, get one free”, or “Buy one, get one half-off”.

The acronym started out as the slogan for a charitable campaign instituted by SunNight Solar (http://bogolight.com). The campaign consisted of purchasing two flashlights, one for the purchaser, and the other to be sent to a needy African villager. To this day, BogoLight still runs the BOBO campaign, offering the participating customers the option to send flashlights to survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

In terms of disaster preparedness, BOGO often refers to buying two identical preparedness-related items, one to be used by you or your family, and the second, identical item to be gifted to someone else or another family who may need it.

Sources: SunLight Solar, RSOPerator.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Prepper Lingo: First-In First-Out (FIFO)

Photo illustrating first-in first-out

Photo illustrating first-in first-out

FIFO stands for First-In, First-Out, meaning that inventory items are used in the order of the oldest to the newest, in an effort to ensure that inventory products do not expire before being used. This system also helps to ensure the average shelf life of the inventory remains as high as possible.

This is analogous to the behavior of persons standing in a line, where the individuals leave the queue in the order they arrive, or waiting one’s turn at a traffic signal.

Sources: Wikipedia, RSOPerator.

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Prepper Lingo: Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)

A mushroom cloud created by the detonation of a nuclear weapon.

A mushroom cloud created by the detonation of a nuclear weapon.

Mutually Assured Destruction, or (MAD), was coined in reference to a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction by two opposing sides would effectively result in the complete, utter and irrevocable annihilation of both the attacker and the defender, becoming thus a war that has no victory nor any armistice, but only effective reciprocal destruction. An enemy will not dare to launch a first strike because the other side can and likely will retaliate in equal manner, effectively ending civilization on earth.

The strategy is effectively a form of Nash equilibrium in which neither side, once armed, has any incentive to disarm thereafter.

Sources: Wikipedia, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, RSOPerator.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Prepper Lingo: WROL (Without Rule Of Law)

Civilians during aftermath of Haiti earthquake.

Civilians during aftermath of Haiti earthquake.

WROL (Without Rule Of Law) is a scenario in which law enforcement officials who are tasked with serving a community are no longer able to effectively enforce the law as it is written, thus creating the opportunity for criminal activity to flourish openly within that community.

Source:  RSOPerator

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Prepper Lingo: Redundancy

A clever example of redundancy.

A clever example of redundancy.

Redundancy, according to Dictionary.com, is defined as “…the provision of additional or duplicate systems, equipment, etc., that function in case an operating part or system fails…”

Redundancy as it relates to disaster preparedness is the practice of incorporating backup plans and/or gear items into an individual’s or group’s established preparedness strategy.

The concept of redundancy in disaster preparedness can be traced back to the military adage,” Two is one, one is none” which speaks to the idea that equipment and items carried by soldiers was prone to failure due to a myriad of reasons. One way to circumvent the loss of a broken or damaged piece of gear was to equip a backup piece of gear as a substitute.

Sources: Dictionary.com, NavySeals.com, RSOPerator.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Prepper Lingo: BOL (Bug Out Location)

An example bug out location

An example bug out location

A BOL (Bug Out Location) is a predetermined destination set by an individual or group to serve as a temporary or permanent shelter, or meeting place, in the event of a disaster or emergency that requires re-location.

Traditionally, a BOL is established in a relatively remote area and is stocked with essential supplies by the owner or group that will be re-locating there.

Sources: WillowHavenOutdoor.com, RSOPerator.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Prepper Lingo: TEOTWAWKI

Seven Trumpets From The Book Of Revelations

Seven Trumpets From The Book Of Revelations

TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It): Often thought of as the irreversible destruction of the modern way of life due to the loss of public resources, modern methods of communication, trade and commercial transportation, as well as the collapse of the world financial system.

Bible Scripture proclaims that the present age will terminate in a surge of inconceivable destruction and violence that will climax at the return of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament alone, more than 300 verses refer to these events.

The Muslim Hadith (a compilation of the sacred stories of the Prophet Muhammad) states a violent, global event leaving the world “washed in blood” will signal the return of the Mahdi (The Promised One / The Twelfth Imam) who will then unify the entire world under Muslim Sharia law.

Sources: Wikipedia, The Bible, The Hadith

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.