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 16.

Having to go around Carson City was one big pain. We circled back out west around Lake Tahoe, which gave great views I must say, but took a lot longer than we anticipated. The whole reason we went around Carson City was to avoid any zombies that were massing there, but seems more that we're heading that way as we ran into a nice big pack on the road on the west side of the lake.

Needless to say, that pack didn't go down easy and took up some of our improvised explosives we had on us to clear them all out. That also forced us to get away from there, lest we draw more zombies to all the noise and action. We're currently on the outskirts of a town called Truckee that sits on Interstate 80 and will give us a straight shot to Reno. While here we're scavenging for whatever we can find here to help us get in there and find those military vehicles.

From scouting our location we do see a few stores that should give s some supplies we can adapt to our needs. One place I see is this medieval arms store that could have a whole bunch of useful tools in there. Just thinking about what could be in there gets the mind imagining blades, armor, axes and all sorts of other fun stuff to use on a zombie. Maybe with a little duct tape and rope can make some pretty awesome weapons out of what we could find in there.

This town even has an airport we plan on camping out in for a few days before heading in towards Reno. That tall fence and plenty of buildings for cover will come in handy and hopefully can find some fuel from any cars left behind in there that we can clean. These mountain towns always seem to have some good stuff that really comes in handy. It feels like people manage to survive up here for a good bit, but something goes wrong that forces them to leave.

Going through all the towns we've seen a lack of bodies or signs of battle always make us wonder what could have chased the people who lived here out. We've just been really lucky that we’ve managed to find stuff they left behind that has really helped us out. Plus, all these lakes and rivers up here are coming in handy keeping us hydrated and clean that really boosts our spirits. With the battle that could be coming in the future having high spirits is something we need.

If a battle does come to pass we are going to need more folks to do the fighting with us. As the amount of zombies we saw in and around Carson City there is no way we can do much there, but get ourselves killed. This is where an air force would damn well come in handy right about now. All we can do is what we're able to, as wishing just isn't gonna get the job done.