Friday, June 7, 2013
I decided to stick around Williams, Arizona, and it definitely paid off. On one scavenge through a part of the city I came across what looked to be a walled outpost that--on closer examination--was manned by survivors. I found this out when a spear bounced past me as I dove behind a nearby car for cover.
After a tense standoff with a bit of shouting and demands going back and forth, I was allowed into their walled off outpost. There were about ten of them living there and they had been for at least six months. They told me how they came across this outpost that was left open and abandoned but couldn’t figure out why someone would leave it like that. No complaints on their end though as they reinforced the defenses and have resupplied it. They seem to be doing pretty good here.
These folks are the main reason I haven’t really seen any zombies around here at all. They keep a vigilant eye all around them and a scout is watching the road from Flagstaff to warn them if a horde might be coming this way. That bit of information is enough to allow them time to hunker down and be all but invisible until the horde passes. Gotta say they have a pretty nice setup here; my only wonder since seeing the stronghold is why it was abandoned in the first place.
From the things I saw around town I can start to understand why. No supplies really exist anymore in this whole town. The amount of supplies these folks have left is what they brought with them and I'm surprised they had enough to last this long. They tell me almost every week they send out a few people scouting and looking for supplies; trips that for the most part have come up very much empty.
It’s too bad as this is a greatly surveyed place with good vantage points to watch for attacks and plenty enough land behind the wall to live in as well; just no damn supplies to keep it going. From talking to this group, it seems like they are trying to stay, but not sure if they will be able to. They have enough open land to grow food, just not sure how hard it is to grow crops in Arizona weather. I figure to hole up here a couple of days see what I can to help and then move in as they don’t need another mouth to feed and I have a destination of my own to get to.
Some days of not worrying about zombies and a chance to get some sleep will be pretty awesome.