Defense With The BoomStick

(Disclaimer: This post is an ongoing story set in a world where zombies have taken over and people are fighting to survive anyway they can. Originally it was a post of news and tips to help survivors make it one more day alive, but now it has became a story of my fight to survive and to keep on living.)

Year 5. Week 10.

Down to four now. If things keep going like this we might end with zero still fighting. This horde has just stayed on us since we hauled out of that town as fast as we could. It was there on the road when one of the cars clipped something and spun out before flipping over. It spilled the two guys in there out and they were set upon instantly by the pack behind us. Ever since then we put as much distance between us and that horde we could. Up here in the mountains we don’t have many roads to get off on to try and lose them. We've stuck to 395, heading higher up the mountains and looking for any spot we can hide out to help them lose sight of us. We've even resorted to downing trees by any means possible just to impede their path in following us.

About a day or two ago (the time has been merging together and it’s hard to keep track) we saw a turnoff for a ski area called Mammoth Mountain. We headed up there hoping the terrain would aid us in addition to finding some more supplies to make up for the ones we lost. What we found up there was something none of us expected.

There's a survivor outpost operating up here.

After so many months and years, seeing an actual, large-scale survivor outpost up and running securely is a dream come true. I don’t think I've seen a place like this in years, perhaps not since that large-scale one back in New England that the government was running until it was overran. This one here isn’t on a scale of that size, but has at least seventy-five people living here.

Ever since the zombie plague hit all those years ago they've been up here surviving. When those first reports came through they collected all they could and built up a huge wall around a section of the town and have since been making it on their own. Being this high up in the mountains means not a lot of people would come through and zombies haven’t hit them too hard here either. They tell us we are the first survivors the've seen in about a year in the area and thankfully they allowed us inside their walls and protection.

With the gear we brought they've helped us set up a machine shop to start making ammo. They ran out long ago and have used melee weapons and rocks to keep any zombies that make it to their wall. We plan on supporting them in the short term to make sure that if the zombie horde does come this way we support them in fighting them off. Just hope that horde doesn't find its way up here as that will be one hell of a battle.

We have to send some scouts out just to check on that. The one thing about having a mountain against our back is the ski lifts still run up them. This offers an easy route up the mountain for an observation post to monitor the whole valley. In a few hours I'm gonna head up there to take a look around to see what can be seen as well as plot out our route when we do leave here.

Always something to do and someone to fight.