Designed to help you hone your survival, anti-Zombie skills and preparedness level, the Zombease Choose Your Own Adventure series challenges you to think outside the box and work with what you have at hand. It’s up to you to make it out alive… no matter what it takes.
Location: Outskirts of a medium-sized city, farmland/forested area
Time: Mid-Afternoon, Spring
Supplies: Bolt-action .308 varmint rifle, 15 rounds, survival knife, leather boots, jeans, light wool jacket, leather belt, sunglasses, wool hat, small pack, signal mirror, butane lighter
Pack - Rifle kit, binoculars, 3-days worth of rations (food and water) for one, mess kit, duct tape, gauze, scissors, floss (for thread), extra socks, 25′ paracord, blanket, 8′x8′ tarp, metal spikes for tarp, hatchet.
Additional Personnel: None.
Situation: It’s been a few months since the SHTF, and you had to bug out and away. You lived in a nearby city when everything went to hell. You made your way to the outskirts and countryside as they were more suitable for self-sufficient living, and you figured there would be less chance of infection away from the masses. So far you’ve successfully avoided looters, the dead and other dangers, but over the last few months you’ve seen the remnants of those who haven’t been so lucky… As such you’ve taken to avoiding civilization almost entirely. No longer venturing into the city on supply runs and rescue missions you are now completely on your own.
One day, while out checking some snares that you set and scavenging supplies from a nearby farm, you notice the beat of helicopter blades in the air and look up to see a solitary black helicopter pass overhead, moving erratically and swerving steeply side to side. You’re guessing that it’s some form of military or law enforcement, but you don’t see any weapons mounted on the body. As the chopper disappears behind the treeline you hear an crash and crunch of metal on wood and smoke soon follows. Moving to the wreckage so you can get a clear view and survey the scene, you see a single pilot thrown free and bleeding on the ground. There is movement coming from under a mess of shredded metal beside the chopper and a handgun laying several yards away from the body of the wreckage. The chopper doesn’t appear to have exploded, but there is some fire and heavy smoke coming from the wreckage…
What do you do? Comment below!
- You only have the supplies and personnel listed above.
- Keep it real, keep it clean, and do your best to survive.