It finally happened. I’ve been telling everyone for years that they should be preparing for the zombie apocalypse, but they wouldn’t listen. Now who’s laughing at who. Most of them have had their brains pulled out and eaten, or they’ve become part of the undead hoards themselves. Sarah, the girls and I are safe and sound in an undisclosed location away from major population centers. We are 12 days into the zombie occupation. We’ve been without power for 7 days. The laptop has a pretty low power draw, so I’m able to use my meager solar capabilities to run it. Somehow, the internet connection is still working. I guess they build in a lot of automation and redundancy into the telecommunication systems. Luckily the weather has been nice. I wanted to share with the readers on how the preps have worked out and what we’ve learned since this ordeal started.
Wise brand long term food storage is good stuff. The cheesy lasagna tastes pretty good and even the kids like it. Bacon SPAM is amazing, even under high stress situations. It’s a little taste of home in a world of chaos.
My .270 Winchester is a superb long range zombie gun. If I crank the scope up to 9 power, I can pick them off at 300 yards or a little more. There haven’t been many zombies out here, but we see a few. Being able to take them out long before they know where we are seems to keep more from showing up. We did have one get up close, but the HiPoint carbine worked as advertised.
Getting information has been difficult to say the least. We saw zombies conducting the national news, but we don’t know whether they were infected or not. It’s hard to tell with the hosts of the major news networks. Local radio stations have started going off air, but they didn’t know any more than we did. We think it all started in New York with the Occupy Wall Street movement and spread quickly. Apparently dirty hippies were more dangerous than we thought. I always thought the self proclaimed “99%” were out to destroy our world, but I didn’t think they would do it in such a literal way.
I’ve never been an avid football fan,but I realize how much I miss college football. Since the Texas A&M Aggies literally devoured the boys from the University of Texas, all football games seem to have been canceled. I would imagine a virus that causes zombie-ism would transmit pretty quickly through a locker room.
The bug out location has a shallow well that we can dip with a bucket, so we don’t have to worry about getting water without power. This has been a lifesaver. We are also surrounded by a lot of ranch land. Cows are unaffected by the virus, and are pretty much going about their daily lives. Zombies seem to have no interest in the cows, so I think we have a sustainable, long term food source in case things don’t get back to normal soon.
I’m very glad to say we haven’t had to resort to my article about treatment for zombie bites. Everyone is in good health and good spirits.
It looks like a cold front is moving in, so I’m hoping for freezing temperatures. The zombies can’t move if they are frozen and it would give us a good chance to get out and see what’s going on with the world outside of the bug out location.
I’ll update further if anything new develops and the internet connection holds out.
Happy Halloween from Surviving Modern Life!!