Yes, National Preparedness Month is in fact a thing, and although there certainly are an abundance of national holidays and months where we recognize all sorts of things in America, it actually makes perfect sense to get the public on board with being prepared for the month of September.  Between commemorating the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on 9/11/01, and the current ongoing national disasters happening right now, it is very important to drive home the message of being prepared in any emergency scenario.  Scott Witner, Marine Corps veteran and editor of  The Loadout Room (which is a part of Hurricane Group,) has a lot of experience with disaster preparation, and the site is giving you some expert advice when it comes to getting on board.  If you’re a gear guy, The Loadout Room is your site, and we get a full update from the man in charge with what they have going on.