Get ready for National Preparedness Month!



Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the United States of America. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. FEMA's Ready Campaign, the correlating public education outreach campaign, disseminates information to help the general public prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

National Preparedness Month is a part of a governmental effort to strengthen the United States' preparedness capabilities. The national preparedness architecture encompasses prevention, protection, response, and recovery efforts to prepare the United States for all hazards – whether terrorist attack or natural disaster.

Since September 11, 2001, the US Government has taken steps to encourage all citizens to make their own survival preparations. September was chosen as National Preparedness Month, as the tragedies of September 11, 2001 highlighted to the nation the importance of being prepared. Also September has been chosen partly because of the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is in mid-September.

As of 2016, the National Household Survey revealed that, while more that 75% of Americans surveyed report having supplies set aside in their homes just for disasters, less than 50% have a household emergency plan. National Preparedness Month serves to encourage individuals across the nation to take important preparedness steps including: getting an emergency supply kit, making a family emergency plan, being informed about the different emergencies that may affect them, as well as taking the necessary steps to get trained and become engaged in community preparedness and response efforts.

Rothco's Survival Essentials

Rothco Survival Tent
Rothco Survival Tent

Rothco's Reflective Survival Tent provides effective protection for two adults from the elements in ..

$8.99

Rothco 2-Person Polarshield Survival Blanket
Rothco 2-Person Polarshield Survival Blanket

Rothco 2-Person Polarshield Survival Blanket is large enough for two people and measures 96" x 60". ..

$3.59

Rothco G.I. Foam Sleeping Pad
Rothco G.I. Foam Sleeping Pad

U.S made military foam sleeping pad is ideal for the outdoors and is durable and portable, which mak..

$28.79

Rothco 3 Piece G.I. Plastic Canteen With Clip
Rothco 3 Piece G.I. Plastic Canteen With Clip

Rothco's 3 Piece Government Issue Plastic Canteen With Clip is made in the USA and is BPA free. The ..

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Rothco GI Type Stainless Steel Mess Kit
Rothco GI Type Stainless Steel Mess Kit

Ideal for camping, survival and outdoor use, Rothco's GI Type Stainless Steel Mess Kit is great piec..

$15.99

Rothco Stainless Steel Canteen Cup and Cover Set
Rothco Stainless Steel Canteen Cup and Cover Set

Rothco's Stainless Steel Canteen Cup and Cover Set is ideal for camping, bug out bags, and cooking. ..

$14.99

XMRE Main Entree Only
XMRE Main Entree Only

The XMRE Main entree is 8 oz of fully cooked, US Military grade meals great for the outdoors, on the..

$7.19

Rothco Folding Chow Set
Rothco Folding Chow Set

Rothco's Folding Chow Set is constructed with a durable, rustproof, stainless steel material. Great ..

$7.19

Rothco Waterproof Match Box
Rothco Waterproof Match Box

Rothco's Plastic Waterproof Match Box allows you to store your matches securely and protect them fro..

$2.69

Rothco Deluxe Map Compass
Rothco Deluxe Map Compass

Rothco’s Map Compass is two tools in one!  Built with multiple ruler measurements, this survival com..

$6.29

Rothco Deluxe Marching Compass
Rothco Deluxe Marching Compass

Rothco’s Deluxe Marching Compass is a multi-use compass that is protected by a durable zinc alloy ca..

$24.99

Rothco General Purpose First Aid Kit
Rothco General Purpose First Aid Kit

High Impact Olive Drab Plastic Case With Moisture Resistant Gasket , Case Measures 7 1/2 Inches X 4 ..

$44.09

Rothco 5-in-1 Multi-Purpose Tool
Rothco 5-in-1 Multi-Purpose Tool

Rothco’s 5-In-1 Multi-Purpose Tool is the perfect outdoor item; featuring an interchangeable shovel,..

$19.99

Rothco Commando Wire Saw
Rothco Commando Wire Saw

Strongest wire saw anywhere, with a 48 kilo breaking strain. The saw can cut wood, plastic, bone, et..

$8.09

Rothco Military Duct Tape AKA 100 Mile An Hour Tape
Rothco Military Duct Tape AKA 100 Mile An Hour Tape

They don't call duct tape "100 mile an hour tape" for no reason, this versatile adhesive comes in 3 ..

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Rothco Pocket Knife Multi Tool
Rothco Pocket Knife Multi Tool

Rothco Pocket Knife Multi-Tool features stainless steel components, plastic handle, includes: 3” hal..

$16.99