Friday, August 15, 2014

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 51.

With all of the optimism around here, death and despair can still hurt us.

Two days ago one of the survivors who came to our aid from Oklahoma passed away from a heart attack. "Normal" deaths like that makes you forget there are other ways a person can die. A small positive though is that we didn't have to put a bullet in him to make sure he stayed dead. I was never sure if you became a zombie if you die from non zombie attack ways. This proves it though: when you die you stay dead.

A burial for Martin is going on later this afternoon. The facility we have here in Salt Lake City has a good bit of space that's affording us an actual burial spot for our dead. Martin was a good man, hard worker and damn good zombie killer; he will be missed for the optimism he brought around here. It was a pleasure and a joy to have met and known him. Many all over the globe that are still surviving owe it to people like him to keep fighting.
Not all the news is somber though as we found more assets here in Salt Lake City to aid in our fight. Additionally we've begun to push into the remains of the city to clear out any possible zombies there. So far it's been light going; not a lot of zombie activity there as the city was pretty heavily bombed back when the outbreak was just starting. Luckily, no nukes were dropped here; otherwise this whole area would not allow us to stage a base in it. Figure because of the NSA compound we're using is here, they didn’t want it radioactive and unusable.

Today we take the day to remember Martin. Tomorrow we take the fight back out there and begin our push again. I can’t say there won't be another disaster like in Amarillo, but we're going to do whatever it takes to kill all the zombies. One of the tools we did find to help us out in this is working Geiger counters which will allow us to track and be better notified when the radioactive zombies come around. Those trackers are going to be pivotal in killing them and making the regular zombies not organized and a hell of lot easier to kill off.

It's going to be a long few weeks ahead of us.

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