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 Monday once again getting us into motion and get things done. Well it's been another busy week as we are still doing repairs after that last large herd of zombies came through. I just don’t feel we are up to full speed yet but we're getting there. On top of that I had a group of survivors show up and during the course of getting them settled one had a bite and became a zombie. We put it down although not before it got one other person so we had to put them down as well. With that said let the news begin.

First off for news. In the Philippines, on the island of Palawan they have finally reclaimed the entire island and secured it. Their main point of entry for new survivors is the port at Puerto Princesa City and they have quarantine zones set up for new arrivals to ensure everyone is clear and not infected with the zombie virus. In addition you have to approach the island in a certain way to not draw attention from the other islands. You have to approach Palawan from the west and then sail around the southern end up the eastern side coast all the way up to the city. Beyond that news includes only reports that a hurricane has stirred up zombies in Florida and up the coast to Georgia.

That’s all I have for the news and here’s the tip. Tip today is going to go over more defenses you can do around your house (or an apartment building).

Once you have all the entrances into your place secured first by all means possible you take to improving security inside. Any places you occupy needs to have at least two floors to be a somewhat secure spot and make sure you have an escape route off that second floor as well. Because no matter how secure a place might be something can happen to make your spot unsuitable to sustain and you have to be ready to move.

Ramps are what you’re gonna need to build as zombies can’t climb them, now if you kill enough that pile up the ramp than maybe they can. The steeper you build it the better to keep the zombies from getting over it and for you to get up it have a rope that you can rappel down it, but able to pull it up if zombies break in. Doors work well for this job so long as you remove the door knobs and attempt to smooth the door down as much as you can to eliminate any grips for a would-be zombie.

If you're in an apartment complex the more obstacles and blockages you can create the better as you want to be operating on the uppermost floors with access to the roof. Make sure to either block or fashion ramps on the stairwells to protect you from attack that could come from the street.

There you have the tip for this week, remember to keep fighting and keep surviving. Until next week…