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 another Monday hitting us in the face with a new week in tow, bringing more tough work and hard choices. Can’t remember the last time we had a day around here without a zombie encounter to remind you of the world around us and how bad it is. Long week ahead for us around here and I don’t know why it happens, but zombie attacks always increase when fall hits. Without further ado let’s have the news and the tip of the week.

News today has more reports coming from those survivors that made it out of the government safe zone in South Carolina. Broadcasts have confirmed that a good number were found by rescue teams from the New England safe zone and brought back there, including a large number of civilians. Some good news in there for once as it’s been too much bad as of late including a little bit more bad news. Bermuda has had some setbacks to their secure zones and have been broadcasting a mayday request, seeking help from any who can. Word is Cuba has sent some ships with troops on board to assist in manning their borders and help stop the zombie threat from wiping all the survivors there out.

That’s all the news I have for today, now time for the tip of the week. For the tip today I'm going to talk about melee weapons and personal defense ideas as well.

In smaller cities and towns you can find plenty of material to make a melee weapon out of; everything from a wood board to a metal pipe and such will get the job done. To make a real effective melee weapon you should use road signs to make a sort of ax like weapon; by taking a yield sign or stop sign and cutting it off the post at a point that gives you a good two handed grip. I suggest these two signs in particular; because of the edges already on the sign it will work right off the bat, but using a rock you can sharpen the edges allowing an easier slice through zombie heads. If you manage to have shears or some sort of cutters you can cut the sign edges down a bit to shrink the sign, making it lighter to carry and easy for you to swing as well.

For personal defense there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of surviving. In general you should keep your hair short as possible and wear tight clothes with no loops or things that stand off of your clothes. Give zombies nothing to grab if you move around them, but sometimes you have to push zombies out your way this is where a personal shield comes in handy. A lot of different material can work for a shield, from pieces of metal, plastic tables cut up or even a door cut to the right size can work. The goal of making a shield is getting it to a manageable size that you can hold and add straps to so as to give you more support holding it, but also giving more leverage to shove zombies out your way.

That’s all I have for this week. Until next week remember to keep fighting and keep surviving.