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.)

I never thought it was possible to have a good week in this zombie world, but this past one was exactly that. We didn’t have any zombie encounters or bandit attacks and we even managed to get all of our equipment and systems fully functional as well. It was nice to relax even if only for a week and not worry about zombies killing us all. Sorry I don’t mean to brag or gloat about our good fortunes around here, but I had to share that maybe the world is getting better and one day will be zombie free. Now time for the news and tip of the week.

News for today is coming out of Canada, specifically from Newfoundland in regards to where some safe settlements are located at. A good majority of them are up in the northern part of the island near the towns of Anchor Point, Saint Anthony and Hawke’s Bay. As most of these are places with ports allowing survivors in boats to get there and also bring in more supplies to keep them going. With the vast wilderness on the island giving these places additional protection zombies there can’t traverse the terrain so easily in addition to the cold slowing them down. A report from the safe zone in Anchor Point has stated they have an abundance of seafood and are sailing it down to some ports in Maine to help out there.

Tip today is going to cover the pros and cons of working lone wolf style versus going at it in a group.

If you are deciding to survive in this zombie world on your own, first I have to say this is a tough road to go down. Not only do you have to keep a constant watch out for zombies, but you have to carry all your supplies, find a safe spot and setup to rest by yourself. It’s a lot of things to handle on a daily basis on your own, but being on your own means you are responsible for just you. Only have to worry about feeding, defending, scavenging and watching out for yourself and not worry about someone else getting you killed. If surviving on your own finding a good spot and making that your place will up your odds to get sleep without fear.

Now being a part of a group does have a few more added benefits versus going at it alone. With a group you have more people to defend each other and more eyes to watch the perimeter for zombies or scavengers. You can survive being on the move with people among the group taking shifts keeping lookout, letting everyone get sleep and can carry more supplies with you as well. The downside of being in a group is you are only as fast as the slowest person that could make travel difficult if you need to make a quick escape.

Also, you have to procure more supplies to keep everyone fed and spirits up or else you can find people turning on one another. Personally I feel being a part of a group is better for survival in the long run and improves even more if you have a place to secure and defend. It’s always easier to defend a spot with more people than by yourself. Keep that in mind when coming across other survivors and deciding whether to band together with them or go you own way.

That’s all for this week. Until next week keep fighting and keep surviving.