Friday, June 14, 2013

Defense With The BoomStick

(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 to survive and to keep on living.)

Another interesting night in the life of the zombie apocalypse. In surveying the ground on the other side of the wall I see there are zombie bodies all over. For all the shortcomings this survivor outpost in Williams has, what makes it really worthwhile is how easy it is to defend. It can be done with a handful of people raining down a lot of destruction from these walls.

I've been spending the past week working with a group of survivors here in Williams, foraging for supplies, reinforcing the defenses and making melee weapons. Yesterday afternoon we were inside the walls moving things around when we heard the moans. All of us rushed to the walls to find the source: about thirty zombies were heading our way. Even though we were behind the walls we still got chills.

With this group size the use of ammo wasn’t going to be needed, as we had plenty of long range weapons capable of dispatching a zombie when they got too close to the wall. The only fear we have to watch for is if too many zombies congregate at a certain part of the wall, they can cause damage to it. We stopped this by luring the zombies back and forth along the wall as we stabbed down at them; which worked pretty well. Things were going great until another bunch of zombies decided to come shambling towards us.

This group numbered about fifty and looked even worse off than the last bunch we had just finished killing. This new bunch pushed us to the test and took a few more hours to kill them all without a single breach in the wall. The worst part was after killing so many zombies we had the cleanup part to get rid of all these bodies so they don’t contaminate anything. Even though you're bone tired you still have to be vigilant when disposing of the bodies just in case one zombie’s brains wasn’t destroyed all the way and tries to take a bite.

I figure after this weekend I'm gonna move on as don’t want to keep on being a drain on their supplies and staying put here isn’t my goal. Just don't know how much longer I can keep going though. Staying on the move constantly on the road certainly takes its toll on the body and the mind. I still have a long way to go until I get to Reno, but maybe I should even give that dream up. Sure there can be something there or nothing there with the way this world is working usually the latter is what comes up. Have to keep some hope alive.


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