Friday, June 8, 2012
Defense With The BoomStick
(Disclaimer: This post is an ongoing story set in a world where zombies have taken over and people are fighting to survive anyway they can. Originally it was a post of news and tips to help survivors make it one more day alive, but now it has became a story of my fight after being bitten and partially cured to walk as a half-zombie among them.)
Remember me saying I wanted to wait for the weather to clear up before attempting to cross Lake Erie? Well the zombies in this area didn’t allow me that luxury and came in mass this past Sunday.
It wasn’t too large a group, but big enough to cause me problems if I didn’t get my ass out of there and on the water; especially with the radioactive zombies leading the charge. I guess they got tired of chasing the survivors that were heading east from the government camps.
Now I'm paying for that rush as the boat I took has a pretty slow motor and it took me about two days to get across the lake. To say I got across doesn’t do it justice as about halfway through the second day the weather took a nasty turn and was throwing me all over the place. I made a beeline for where the closest shoreline might, which has me walking through Canada right now. Basically crashed the boat onto land and ran for cover with the storm being worse now than a week ago.
Only error in my part is I left some gear there that I couldn’t grab and planned on going back for it once I found a spot to hole up in. During the course of the storm some of it washed out into the lake or just got so rain soaked that now it's now utterly useless. After a few days of the storm the sun finally did start to poke out and I was able to get my bearings as to where the hell I was. I ended up in a park area towards the southern end of Lake Erie and am now trekking my way north, heading for Lake Huron.
The one big bonus of the direction I am traveling is it's got all the freshwater I can stomach. I don’t think I've drank this good in a long while and it's nice to keep everything clean too. I kept on thinking maybe I shouldn’t drink this water as who knows what could have contaminated it through dead bodies’ sewage runoffs, but it seems ok. Did boil it for a few days at first just to be sure, but I've been drinking it straight lately and still feel fine.
Gotta keep moving though as a long road ahead to get to those islands out in Lake Superior and find the survivors there. Won't know if they're still there or if this place is just a rumor until I get there.