Friday, October 24, 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 in this zombie world.)

Year 6. Week 9.

Well it's been determined that a larger search needs to be done. It was decided that two others and myself--as well as two other teams of three--are going to take a scouting mission on a prolonged timetable. We spotted a local airport that had some small private planes there that could still be serviceable and hopefully flyable. The aim of this mission is to determine if any of those planes are working and flight ready; then we plan on taking one of those planes to begin a low level flying search for zombies.

Using a map of the known airports around this part of the country, we plan on journeying from one to the other. This way we can expand our search for supplies and zombies in new areas and also mark potential outpost locations too. With the three different teams scouting new areas and provided we have enough working planes, we should be able to clear off larger spots of the map. This plan is ambitious if all of us plan on making our way back to the outpost here after three weeks. That amount of time should give us the maximum amount of searching without beginning to run low on supplies and needing to get back.
The group I’m a part of is heading east after we scan the immediate area around our outpost in Kansas City. On top of searching for zombies and supplies, we're also tasked with looking for other survivors too. The noise any of the planes we'll find should draw a living person out onto a roof to take a look and since we’ll be keeping them low to the ground they should be easy to spot too.

Me personally? I'm glad to be getting back out there and doing something. For too long we’ve been cooped up in this outpost with long stretches of boredom and you don’t want to lose your edge because of that. For so long we've had to sleep with one eye open and always ready to jump into a fight. Now being able to sleep soundly makes me think that instinct will be lost. Going on this sort of mission should keep all of us from losing it, since we're gonna be out in the world again alone and unguarded. All we can rely on is each other to make sure we all make it back alive. I hope the other two groups realize that as well.

Lots of prep work to do as we head out tomorrow night. Figure leaving at night would work best just in case there are zombies watching our outpost and reporting back to the radioactive ones. I never thought we would ever have to strategize against these undead bastards on simple movement, but times and situations change. Right now this war is coming down to one stroke of luck or bad move ending it all for one side or the other. Hell, I wonder how the rest of the world is dealing with all this. Or if there even is still a rest of the world out there. Communication has to be reopened with other parts of the world again, but that's one tall order. If there’s a will, there’s a way and it’s something that will need to be done.

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