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.

4. Hygiene:

  • 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.

7. Pow­er:


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…

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