Friday, August 30, 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.)

The end of the line is near for us. Up ahead on the railroads is Barstow, California, a city sure to still have too many zombies to fight through, forcing us to abandon our mobile safe house and take back to walking. It’s been an enjoyable week on the railways, having plenty of peace and quiet to our days without zombies being around us constantly.

The six of us have decided to stick it out together to see what sort of go we can make at surviving. After five years now since this outbreak began there can't be too many living people left walking around. We all need to stick together--that's the feeling of the group and I have to say the company is welcomed after the months of solitude I have endured.

Over the past week the six of us have swapped stories as to how each of us have gotten to this point since the outbreak as well as to that specific spot in Arizona. This group of five I picked up and have thrown my lot in with bring some interesting stories. It all comes back to what you do to survive and after this past week I feel surviving is what we are gonna be able to do so long as we stick together.

We are getting off outside the outskirts of Barstow, as it’s just too big a place to risking going in on the train. Our plan is to circle around the city to the north and hopefully find a vehicle that can carry all of us and our gear to keep towards Yosemite National Forest, on the way to Reno. I just hope what I'm looking for is still there and can help us retake some spot of land to start a new life.

A tentative plan is to head up highway 395, which will take us through the heart of the forest. That should give us plenty of cover and a possible chance to catch wild game as we go. With the remoteness of the forest there should not be such a large chance of running into zombies through there. That's some of the good news we have going for us.

Some of the bad news is that we don’t know what we'll find going up this highway or what we won’t find too. We stocked up on plenty of fresh water when we crossed over the Colorado River and have plenty of supplies now. The problem is after a few weeks the issue of supplies will come up since there's six mouths to feed.

All we can do is keep moving.


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