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.)

It's been one long week around here as we finally managed to kill most of the zombie herd that had us surrounded and lured away the rest. Still have plenty of cleanup work to get done and fortifications to repair to fend off anymore zombie attacks. Just really glad we survived that one as at times seemed pretty desperate, but like all other survivors we are alive and continuing the fight. For those in the Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota area be on the lookout for the remainder of the herd that we lead away. When the herd loses track of the decoy crew we sent, they could head in any direction towards one of these other states. Now for the news.

News today is nothing major really, but bad unfortunately as word from spots around the globe have been confirming a growing trend. That growing trend is larger and larger zombie herds, some numbering in the tens of thousands, that are laying waste too everything in their path. Government forces from multiple countries are pooling their resources to do target bombings on these herds to thin them. It’s kinda of a blessing having these large herds, making it easier for the small number of remaining fighters to destroy such a large number of zombies with each bombing. The government forces monitoring these herds around the world are broadcasting their locations to warn any survivors in their path to take precautions or outright run out of their path. The tip today is going to be about alternate power sources that you can make to help you survive.

Now the easiest way to have power is to have generators and plenty of gas to run them, giving you access to lights, power tools and all manners of comforts from the life we knew before. For those not able to find any generators, alternate power sources are going to be your salvation, such as using the wind. Materials needed to build a windmill can be minimal and easy to put together with plenty of teamwork.

Building a windmill can provide you with plenty of power so long as you have a good, constant wind blowing. The design is pretty straightforward: use a tall pole in a clear area with the use of pulleys and gears connecting your blades to an alternator generating power. With the alternator getting juice you can use that to recharge batteries that can translate their power into whatever other uses you may need. You want to build the stand on top of the pole to be able to swing and move freely to keep it facing the wind; putting a tail fin on the end opposite the blades will aid in this.

That’s all I have for today. Still a little tired from this past week; it's draining when under constant attack. Until next week remember to keep surviving.