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Day 200 

It has been over a week since I returned home from the nightmare castle. Sleep still has not come easily. I have taken up sleeping inside the shelter under the cabin. At first Mom protested then got over it once I told her about my nightmares.  The monsters outside the walls dance in my dreams. Some nights it is the battle of the ghouls where I lost my fingers on my hand. Other nights the Crypt Wisp followed us back here and snuck into out cabin at night. The monsters are not what scares in it is the body of my slain friends and families that gets to me. I am always the last one the monsters go for. Thankfully they  have only attacked me in my dreams. No monsters have attacked us in since coming back home. Though I was in for a surprise this morning (more…)

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Day 192 

Our expeditions to the castle at the end of the world was a failure. Of the over 50 people that left only 30 are coming home. We are injured, battered and will carry the trauma of these events forever. The rescue plan unlike or expedition was a success. Thanks to the two helicopter pilots and ev team all the injured will at least be coming home tonight. While the rest of us make a speedy journey back to camp Daikon. Tried but alive which is better than the 20 that lost their lives. (more…)

Day 191

 

5 people volunteered to go out during the day to test the theory of when the Crypt Wisp are awake. The plan is for them to stay out all day. Once the wisp appear they are to lead them back into the main building where it will be studied on how to take them out better. From there we will have better information on what we can do to escape. It was as sound plan too bad that is not how it went down. Everything fell apart when the Crypt Wisp that managed into hide inside the house ambushed all of the volunteers. (more…)

Day 190

We have been stuck inside the bunker for two days now. People are starting to get cooped up. Only two days and some are already losing it. This bunker is ten times bigger than the one at our at house. These people need to get it together. I guess after last night I don’t blame some for stressing out though. Crypt wisp managed to find a why into one of the underground passages. There are only a few door between us and them so people are getting unnerved. More of wisps  keep showing up outside the compound walls. Only during evening and early morning do they move around. During the day they cover themselves and hide. I wonder if we can use that to our advantage? (more…)

Day 188

From bad to worse that is how I would describe today. It turns those camouflaged monsters are nesting around here. The military tired to wipe out all the they could find. All that it did was draw the other arounds in the area to us. Someone started calling them Crypt Wisps and the name stuck. A few more got into the compound. No amount of bullets seem to take them out. One of them was just a pair of leg attached to a blown away upper half and were still walking after people. Not just walking but following the person. They don’t bleed or make any noise, but the slurping noise from that lamprey mouth of theirs. Being surrounded was not even the worst part about today. (more…)

Day 186

 

Dad woke me up early today to go on a special job with a group of other people. We went to the secondary site that was under construction before the collapse happen. At first I was excited to finally go check it out until we get on the road. My stomach was not a fan of the bumpy winding road that lead to it. Me and bumpy roads do not get along. The journey only took a few hours. I managed to keep my breakfast down just barley. Our traveling party consented on three council members and 20 military personnel. I had to ride in the back of a old truck which made my motion sickness so much worse. At least in a car seat you have some cushion. (more…)

Day 185

 

The first round of crops have been harvested and tested to make sure they are safe to eat. Turns out radishes grow a lot quicker than potatoes. Finally some sustainable sources of food. Though radishes are not the most flavorful foods. With winter coming in it nice to have something in storage. Once all the radishes were harvested the farm team started to planet winters vegetables. We have enough “MREs meals ready to eat” to make sure everyone is feed until the crops are established. At least that is the plan. What we don’t have enough of is clothes for everyone or a way to make more. Also shoes, socks and undergarments most of the new people brought here only had what they had on. Even with the cloths that were donated from the surplus it is not enough.

 

These radishes may not seem like much, but to people that lost everyone seeing something grow given them hope. People were holding them like a newborn child when they pulled them from the earth. This was our small communities first real harvest. That is when we noticed something that I never thought about. I keep calling our compound a summer camp, but it doesn’t have a real name. The council decided that it was time we changed that. There was a vote tonight in the mess hall while everyone was enjoying a movie and some snacks to celebrate the harvest. From now the our little old summer camp will be call Camp Daikon. Which is funny to name something after a radishes, but it drew everyone a bit closer to becoming a real community that people will fight for.

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Check out this intresting site  on how to prep.

Also how to cook a Daikon Radish

 

All to do with Beth

Beth came from a your typical overworked household.  She was the youngest of two. Her mom was a office manager at a accounting firm. Never really home and when she was never off work.  Dad was no different he was a clinical laboratory scientist. The company he worked for kepted downsizing the staff to make their quarterly earnings reports look better.  You know what every company has been doing. Jobs are hard to find and even harder to keep. Unless you toe that company line. Her dad worked worse hours than her Mom. There was no aunts or uncles in this state and both grandparents had long since passed away.  Will did his best to take care of her. (more…)

Day  179

Mom was the first one up today and she knew right away something was wrong.  I was making breakfast when she sat down to ask if I was okay.  There was no point in hiding it, so I told her about my dream last night.  She told me that things will be okay and that it was just a dream.  It was hard to hold back my emotions.  At some point during our talk I started to cry and she gave me a huge hug.  The kind that only a Mom can give.  After our talk and breakfast was made Mom went to wake everyone up.  I did not want to face Lily, but knew I had to. (more…)

Day 178

We are starting to run into things that were not accounted for with all these people.  Interesting things like not enough light bulbs, electrical wire, and other day to day items.  Even with the new septic system you need a way to clean it efficiently and maintain it. People also forget that light bulbs also don’t grow on trees.  Even LED lights have to be replaced every once in a while. The point of prepping is to think about the short term and long term. The compound has enough supplies to last for a while, but with all these new people we will are running out of things quicker than expected. Thinking about all that I can see why Colonel Rives can up with his plan of attack.  (more…)