Friday, September 20, 2013
(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.)
Being on the road nowadays allows one to be alone with their thoughts; at least when you aren't the one driving. Getting the chance to reflect and take stock of what you have, what’s been lost along the way and what life is going to have in store for you down the road someday. I can't think of the last time I was able to reflect on any of this when I was making moves on my own staying one step ahead of this zombie horde or that horde; just fighting to survive anyway way possible.
Now life is just a tad easier when fighting to survive with other people. Makes doing something as simple as taking a nap, eating some food or even using the bathroom not a life or death situation like it was when on my own. With this end of the world scenario into its fifth year there just are not a lot of other survivors left in the world to help you, let alone not kill you themselves for your gear. Makes sticking and working together all the more important so as to keep on living to find that better tomorrow.
Enough of the reflection time as need to focus on the here and now. With the now being us escaping out of the Air Force base with all of us intact, a working vehicle and good bit of ammo and supplies as we head north. The plan still being to head towards Reno, Nevada, and the supposed military supply depot that was located there before all this broke out. It's sure to still be there since not many folks were thinking about tanks when a zombie was chewing their leg off. From our point of departure it’s a pretty straight shot up the 395 heading through the mountains.
This road was desolate before zombies killed everything; now it's downright spooky and empty. We've passed a few cars here and there with no real supplies we could use to be found among the wrecks. Other than those single breaks among the landscape, it's all desert and mountain ranges as we climb higher up. Up ahead according to the map will be the first small town on this road; Independence it’s called.
After the amount of driving we've done we need to scout out this place look for some more supplies to increase our current amounts. We're not in dire straits of running out, but it's always good to collect more when you can in those cases you can't find any. Who knows...we might even find other survivors here because of the remoteness of the town and the journey zombies would have to take to get there. Flipside is that it could just be a burned out wreckage as well offering nothing; not even shelter, for which we'd be greatly appreciated right now.
We won't know what to expect until we get there, but we are going to be ready for whatever is thrown at us. Plenty of miles left to go…