Everyone is talking about ChatGPT. Everyone is saying you have to use it. Well, I asked the AI tool ChatGPT to analyze and provide a summary of the the 2018 Disaster Taskforce Report on Electro Magnetic Pulse’s… Here’s what it spit out…
“Based on the review of the Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF) 2018 Report, it is clear that the threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event, whether natural or man-made, is a significant concern. Such an event could disrupt or even disable our electrical grid, leading to severe societal and economic impacts. As an emergency management professional, I urge you to consider the following recommendations for personal preparedness in the event of an EMP:
1. Food and Water:
- Stockpile at least a two-week supply of non-perishable food items. This should include canned goods, dry mixes, and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water, or special preparation. Remember to include a manual can opener.
- Store at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least two weeks. This should be used for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene.
2. Self Defense:
- Ensure you have a basic understanding of self-defense or have items that can be used for protection. In a situation where law enforcement response may be delayed, personal safety could become a personal responsibility.
- Always comply with local laws regarding self-defense tools and weapons.
3. Shelter and Heat:
- Your home can serve as your primary shelter, but consider alternatives in case it becomes uninhabitable. This could include a tent or a planned location with friends or family.
- Have a supply of blankets, sleeping bags, and warm clothing to maintain body heat if power and heating systems are out.
- Portable heaters can be used, but ensure they are safe for indoor use to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Stock up on personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, feminine supplies, personal hygiene wipes, hand sanitizers, and soap.
- Consider alternatives for sanitation, such as portable toilets or bucket toilets, if water systems are disrupted.
5. Communication and Light:
- Have a battery or crank-powered radio to receive news updates.
- Keep a supply of flashlights, batteries, and candles for light. Remember, never leave candles unattended.
6. Medical Needs:
- Keep a well-stocked first-aid kit and any necessary prescription medications. Remember to regularly rotate medicines to account for expiration dates.
- Consider alternative power options such as solar chargers or generators. Remember, most modern vehicles have USB ports that can charge devices if the car battery is still functional.
Start preparing now. The exact timing of an EMP event is unpredictable. By preparing in advance, you can ensure that you and your family have the necessary supplies and plans in place if an event occurs.
Remember, the key to survival in any disaster is preparedness. By taking these steps, you can help ensure the continuity of life for you and your family in the event of an EMP. Stay safe, stay prepared.”
And, that is what it spit out… Not too much detail but I am not sure I asked the question correctly. The answer however, is relevant. A preppers, I think we understand what we need to do to protect ourselves. One thing I did think it might recommend was a Faraday Cage to protect your electrical items such as low power solar panels, battery chargers, GPS devices, etc.
I also thought that it might provide more of a professional analysis of document, providing detail, but not so much. I understand you can feed it specifics about what you need, to get the right answer out. i.e. garbage in, garbage out. I will keep playing with it.
As fun as ChatGPT is to play with, I don’t think it’s disaster preparedness ready yet…