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.)

Still here, still alive and I' quite thankful for that. It's been another harrowing week around here with the repairs going on and a few fights with some zombie groups as well taking up our time. Feels good to have reinforced walls again and the better piece of mind that comes with not having to worry so much about the outside world. After we finished burying the dead and disposed of the zombie bodies we founnd a new outlook on life: enjoy it when you can. Enough of my blathering let’s get to the news and tip for this week.

First up in the news are reports out of California, specifically the Baja region. They have finished the construction of a wall sealing them off from the rest of the country all the way down to a city called El Marasai. From how the reports describe it the settlement sounds pretty solid down there and safe for survivors to make it there. There are ships patrolling the Gulf of California, intercepting any ships that try and cross over as a precaution to prevent zombie outbreaks from occurring. No more news for now let’s get the tip for this week. The tip for today is going to be about ways to make either a quick wall or to use the same material and makes shields.

With the end of the world happening that means plenty of material is lying around for you to use and the material you are looking for today comes from cars. Specifically, the trunk lids and hoods which, depending on the type of car, could be heavier or lighter. The lighter it is makes it easier to carry and cut up to use for shields as you want a shield that is easy to hold one handed and large enough to shove back zombies. Also you have to find some rope or leather straps to make grips on the backside of the shield and you want to puncture holes through it to loop the rope through.

Using the car parts for a wall is just as straightforward a method as well. They work great to cover up windows and entrances too, but first it works best to hammer it to as flat as possible. This gives you the ability to cover more of the window or door and helps keep zombies from getting their hands under it and pulling it off. Larger nails work really well, although welding does the best job in securing it. Another good method for putting them up on the inside of a building is to put wooden beams across, aiding in reinforcement. If used on the outside of the building puncture tiny holes in the four corners and tie rope through those to something on the inside to help keep them in place.

There you have it for this week. Keep fighting and keep surviving.