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 in this zombie world.)

Year 6. Week 8.

After that rough time we had last week with the battle and the continued search for more zombies, this week has been quiet. We continued to send out search parties to hunt down radioactive zombies. That's been about the only excitement any of us have gotten around here, which is fine by me. The downtime has become a necessity for us; blowing off some steam is required to keep one's sanity. Makes you miss the comforts you had before the zombie world.

Go catch a game, drink a beer, play some video games or even just relax on a porch and stare at the sky without fear of a zombie wandering up and munching on you. Being able to not pay attention to your surroundings is something you miss; that feeling of just being in the moment and shutting out the outside world. Now you do that you are probably gonna die or get bit and become a zombie that will lead you to hurt and kill others. With this break in the action we've gotta create or find ways to keep us relaxed.
With the scouting parties finding a whole lot of nada we've gotten back to working on our fortifications here. This has been slow going. Getting it built with all the excitement the past few weeks, but now we’ve had the time and manpower to get about halfway completed. Once we get this done we'll be able to get water flowing directly in and pooling in the outpost so we won't have to send teams out for water. Hopefully when the next convoy comes from out west they'll bring someone who knows plumbing and can get some pipes hooked up to give us more reliable indoor plumbing.

Me personally, I have no clue what I'm doing today. So far I've got all my gear inspected and cleaned. I haven’t had a chance before now to take care of the few guns I use, but man did they need it. Cleaning the guns, sharpening the knives and just a general check of everything can fall to the wayside sometimes, but if it's not done it can mean the difference between making it out alive of a situation. Think after that I'm gonna go with one of the observation teams and post up in a building. Get some target practice in with one of the few scoped rifles we have to keep my marksmanship up.

Even in a world overran by zombies there are now days of sheer boredom. Not every day is a winner, but it’s still important to track those days as much as the days of war, bloodshed and hopefully victory. When this war is all done the records of what happened will be important. The winners always get to write to history of what went down and hopefully this record will come into play and show the struggles as we fought the zombies and took the war to them.