Friday, August 29, 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 6. Week 1.

So far so good this past week. A lot has been accomplished in the hours of the day we've had, although there's still plenty left to do.

It’s been a twofold sort of work week in what we're focusing on. Some people were scanning the skies over Oklahoma for zombie sightings and mass congregations. Others were tasked with fabrication and design in using the supplies we've found to make weapons, armor and using loose materials for reinforcement of the outpost walls. It feels good to have a routine again that doesn’t have too much excitement; gotta enjoy these days while I can. As soon as we spot zombies we're going to be heading out.

For our scanning of Oklahoma, we're not seeing much in the way of zombie activity at all. Spent a few days having two satellites scanning the major cities in Oklahoma and see no large convergence of zombies or mass zombie movement anywhere around them. We've pushed out searching to the rural areas of Oklahoma and will continue to do so for another day or two before we set our sights towards Kansas City. We've gotta see the state of that old outpost I was at that got overran by bandits and see if we can take it back or get it secured if zombies attacked it as well.

Depending on what we see when we do start scanning the outpost remains in Kansas City the plan is to send a sizable force out that way. We need to push further east, setting up outposts anywhere and everywhere. The larger our reach is the better we can track zombie movement and assist other survivors who could still be out there. A convoy from back west consisting of folks and supplies is coming here to bolster our support and help us when we make our push further east towards Kansas City too.

Other than the scouting and monitoring we've been busy workers. Even came up with a few new methods of killing zombies too. A number of zombies have been wondering around this area allowing us time to experiment and try out the different methods. We're using wire traps, slingshots with sharpened metal...just all manner of ways to kill zombies. One of the more ingenious things we created was to take a stop sign and make it sharp all the way around like a buzz saw blade. Then we attached it to a pole with a little motor on it that turns it into a homemade chainsaw. We use a two person team when deploying this device just in case there are too many zombies or if it fails, but so far so good.

We've been collecting all the bikes, gears and chains we can find as all of these come in handy for generating power or creating more weapons. Also, we've been using an old big rig truck to grab shipping containers to make walls within our outer wall to give us an added level of protection and a means to monitor our perimeter. It’s been nice these past two months around here with minimal zombie action. I think everyone around here has turned the page on the Amarillo disaster and ready to move onto the next fight.


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