Defense with the BoomStick

(Disclaimer: This post is set in a world where zombies have taken over and people live in small spots all over the world. It’s a weekly broadcast of news from around the globe and a tip to help survival.)

Here we have a Monday yet freaking again. It’s just way too soon for this sort of shenanigans. Around these parts I've seen one wave of zombies after another as it seems they are really active in the surrounding counties. If you are travelling be careful of the roaming herds of zombies; with all the hills you can run up on them without realizing. Enough of our woes lets have the news for the day.

I've heard of a new, huge safe zone located down in South Carolina in Anderson with remnants of the US Army helping. They are securing more area to build housing and are asking for any survivors around to head their way for a safe place. It's sounding more and more like that is their big stronghold of the US armed forces for the southeast region of the country. More aid is coming in weekly and survivors are arriving daily to help build up a larger force down there as well.

They are doing pretty heavy screening of people coming in and monitoring anyone who has any injuries for signs of infection. They're also asking for survivors to report any missed injuries another survivor might be hiding. That’s all I have for the news. Now time for my tip of the week, which is how to make a spear out of rocks.

Now for most of these weapons the use you will get out of them is for simple tasks to help you survive. They can be used against zombies, but show caution when doing so as you're gonna have to be close to do it. With forming a weapon out of rocks you are going to be breaking a rock; cracking it to get an edge that is shear enough for cutting. You can do this by smashing rocks on other rocks, other strong piece of metal or a wall (you just want to get the rock piece down to a manageable size).

Doing this to the rock will give you at least one shear edge if not two, and this is the part where you need some twine and a strong stick or pole to tie it too. Make sure the rope or twine is keeping the spear tip tied tightly as you don’t want it coming apart if you're trying to stab a zombie with it. Duct tape can also work to hold your spear tip together and can be wrapped around the base of the spear, giving you a better grip as well. When using this spear against zombies it should be done with as little zombies around as possible to minimize getting surrounded fighting that close. If this spear is all you have for a weapon your main goal should be escape and not battling it out with them.

There’s the tip for today. Next week I'll go over how to make more simple weapons to arm yourself with. Until next week this is Brandon signing off and remember to keep surviving and keep fighting.