Friday, November 1, 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.)

Year 5. Week 11.

These folks know how to take care of their stuff. It's a testament to how long they've survived out here on their own with the resources at their disposal. That herd of zombies we were worried about following us up here have become a non-factor all thanks to the new group we found.

In sending up those scouts to the mountain last week, they spotted the pack of zombies moving in our general direction. Coming back down to the camp in a frantic manner had me wondering how we'd be able to keep the walls in place and fight them all off. The folks around here weren’t concerned at all and kind of laughed at our frantic nature. A zombie horde of this size didn’t seem to worry this group and after their method to handle it was revealed it became clear why.

It may be old and slow, but their method for handling large packs of zombies still works wonders: they use a helicopter. They fly up, buzz down low and lure them off into another direction. A few of us loaded up in the old bird and took off in a northern direction to loop back down on the horde. We did it that way in case any of the zombies in the horde were the radioactive smarter ones and trie to track the helicopter back from where it came from. In all the times we've done this it’s never been the case, but as the years go on it seems the zombies that are still around are the smarter ones. Plus we brought a few surprises for the zombies as well that this group haven’t had in the past when they buzz a horde to lure off.

Rigging up some gas bombs and using a bit of the explosives we found at the Air Force base would help wipe out a good number of the zombies. In addition, it would get them riled up and following us with a vengeance. After forever being chased, hunted and on the run with zombies behind us, I can't tell you how great it felt to be swooping down on the zombies heads and dropping gas bombs, molotov cocktails and some explosives. Just causing as much damage and carnage as possible--that felt damn good to do after so many months of running and hiding.

Flying low (and a bit slow) led the horde off to the east and out over Nevada. After a while we turned south to loop back around and get back to their outpost. All in all it was a great plan and a successful one too boot. The rest of this past week we've been healing up and resting. It's nice to sleep in a bed and not worry about a zombie bearing down on you in the middle of the night. Not sure how long we'll stay, but our hosts have been accommodating in every way.

Always work to do.


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