Post BCUSA acronym /abbreviation/initialism suggestions here please

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  1. Beach Hiker

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    Post any and all bushcraft related acronyms and abbreviations below.
    I will (as time allows) collect them all in an alphabetical list.
    Hopefully it will be helpful.
    THE ACRONYM/ABBREVIATION LIST can be found HERE:
    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/posts/4242531/


    NOTE:
    If the meaning of your acronym is not obvious, please provide a brief explanation

    For example:

    YMMV - Your mileage may vary
    (meaning you might have slightly different results)
     
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  2. PAcanis

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    Man, great idea for a thread. I wish we could get a list and have it stickied.
    There are still acronyms on here I have no idea what folks are talking about. I think I even saw something on the Trade Blanket that the whole title was acronyms :33:
     
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    Hike your own hike
     
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    SAK-swiss army knife
    WSK-wilderness survival knife
    PSK-personal survival knife OR personal survival kit (hope context tells which!)
    FAK-first aid kit
    MOA-men of action (subgroup here) OR minute of accuracy

    just the first ones i thought of quick, some of which took me awhile to catch on to!
     
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    GLWTS - Good Luck with the sale
    GLWTT - God Luck with the trade
    WTT - Want to trade
    WTB - Want to buy
    WTS - Want to sell
    SPF - Sold pending funds
     
  6. PAcanis

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    I just remembered one of them that I saw recently being used a couple times, but couldn't put it in context.

    What is LF?
     
  7. oathkeeper762

    oathkeeper762 Bushbum & PT Wanderer Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

    IIRC. - If I Remember Correctly
     
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    LF means Looking For I think
     
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    Thanks. I'm not sure... I wish I could remember the thread to pull it up. A couple guys were using it. I was thinking it was an object or the maker of an object, but beats me.
     
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    BLO, boiled Linseed oil
     
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    WCF - Wolf Creek Forge
    That one took me a while to put together. Not promoting them, just clarifying the acronym.
     
  12. Beach Hiker

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    And we're off to a great start! Thanks.
    I will put them in alphabetical order and all in one place.
     
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    NOS - New Old Stock. Useful to know when looking for good files!
     
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    NWOT - New without tags
     
  15. Beach Hiker

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    @Luke Dupont
    What does it mean though?

    And for everyone.... if it's not obvious what it means or applies to please provide a brief explanation. Thanks.
     
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    NOS is basically an item that has never been used but is older. Similar to unissued military surplus. Maybe not quite that old, but hopefully you get the idea.
     
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  17. Beach Hiker

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    @Usingmyrights
    Thanks. Obviously the definitons can be edited/changed according to how the membership wants.
     
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    FAK - First aid kit
    BOB - Bugout bag
    HPG - Hill People Gear
    EDC - Everyday carry
    OP - Original Post, or Original Poster
    KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
    GHB - Get home bag

    Incidentally, acronym should technically be pronounced like a word (EDC isn't, NASA is). Otherwise it's just ab abbreviation. But I'll stop being a dweeb now. :22:
     
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    WTF

    Walked too far. No?
     
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    Been waiting for that one
     
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  22. Beach Hiker

    Beach Hiker LB #42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Hmmmmm.....
     
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    WTF - Wandering The Forest
     
  25. Beach Hiker

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    Great, now that we have dealt with the first acronym we all thought of , we can move on. AYW.
     
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    You're right.
    I wish I'd seen that.
     
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    Eh, modernizing is still good. :)
     
  30. Beach Hiker

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    My apologies to @Summit
    He has a great thread there.
    Should we continue with just an acronym/abbreviation list? (no explanations..... just a simple list)
    ??
     
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    Summit was last seen in 2012. I think you're good. :dblthumb:
     
  32. Beach Hiker

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    Thanks @wrath0r
    His thread is excellent.
    I'm hoping for a clean/easy list.
     
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    I say continue. That is an old thread that has not been kept up (everything in the first post for easy lookup) and wasn't good enough to sticky. And a lot of new ones have come along since 2010.
     
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    3xP - three times the prep
     
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    :18:
    Oh come on now! You can't just take the first letter of every work in a sentence and call it an acronym.
    My head will explode! :eek::confused:;)
     
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    GBSFA or just SFA = gransfors bruks small forest axe
     
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    Thanks all.
    I will update again tomorrow.
    If I somehow miss your suggestion please let me know.
     
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    If you are getting a message from someone in Minnesota... MOA could likely be Mall Of America.

    In the field and on the forum, I've seen it used ...

    WWJD= what would Jesus do
     
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    @Beach Hiker , in regards to MOA=minute of accuracy.....i'm not entirely certain, but i know it has to do with guns and/or scopes?
     
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    If I haven't "liked" your post it means I haven't got around to posting it yet.
    Thanks again all.
     
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    @werewolf won currently has TANSTAAFL in his title, meaning "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch".

    WYSIWYG (pronounced "wizzy-wig") is "What you see is what you get". I haven't seen that one used here yet but there's no reason why it couldn't be.

    (Sorry, no I didn't read the other abbv thread, if these are already there)
     
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    Oh, and one I've so far successfully resisted posting...

    TWSS.

    "That's what she said..."
     
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