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 38.

More time has gone by and more work has gotten done. Walls have been erected, dirt plowed with seeds planted and supplies are arriving all the time from outlying areas and the military. Things are going pretty well around here; surprisingly without a lot of problems with all the people here living so close together. Everyone is getting along with eyes on the prize, as if we're successful in getting the outside world back we won't need to fear it. We'll have to maintain a strong vigilance though to make sure that infighting doesn’t occur as that will tear us apart worse than zombies can and nobody wins if that happens.

As of now we’ve got teams scavenging further and further out to find any food as we need to feed our ever growing mouths. Being in northern California is a matter of finding the old farms and groves up here that we can gather, but also transplant some of those trees here. We're coming across scores of cows though and you don’t know how good it is to drink milk after not having it for so long. Life is never going to be like it was before the zombie outbreak occurred, but any measure of normalcy or improvement in general is greatly appreciated.

When teams go out they aren’t just going scavenging for food and supplies, but also for any zombie hotbeds that we can take out. In another month we figure to clean out towns around us and mark them as such for folks to build up and continue to grow our footprint in the area. Only way we win this is to keep growing larger and gathering up what survivors are left together to fight in force. Zombies do have the numbers on us, but they are dying off at a faster rate than us now, leaving it a matter of time until they all die off. Just gotta make sure there are enough of us left after that to get the world jumpstarted again.

I wonder how the rest of the world is faring. We can't be the only survivors out there still fighting, still surviving. That would be another lofty goal of getting in contact with other groups around the country as well as around the world. So many spots across the globe are still uninhabitable because of the nuclear fallout when they dropped the bombs on those cities. We've got to take advantage of what is left though. Gotta say it's been quite boring around here without having to be on the run, fighting zombies every day and scrounging for whatever food you can find. Have to keep coming up with ways to stay busy or we're going to get lazy and lazy gets you dead.