A Distant Eden (Volume 1)
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December 2012, a massive solar storm knocks out the power grid. Three hundred million Americans are suddenly faced with a survival situation. They have no water, electricity or fuel. Food rapidly disappears from the store shelves, not to be replaced. Only three percent will survive. Those three percent will have much in common. What does it take to be one of them?
thinking about the small towns that were closer. Upon later reflection, he realized they would go through the same transformations as the cities. Their food chains were just as fragile, but they were closer and those walkers started showing up sooner. Those thoughts would come later though. Right now, he saw four men armed with rifles and shotguns approaching down the road. He had only seconds to act. Chapter 8 Jerry called a family meeting. “OK, here is what Dave and I have come up
now. I think with the water off and people not watering lawns and washing cars, the creek’s supply has disappeared. Compound that with what might be thousands of other people getting water from it the way we are. It just can’t supply that load. I think we better begin getting water in other ways.” I don’t believe the creek is going to be flowing much longer and it’s nasty now. “ “What other ways?” Dave asked. “We can gather dew. Jerry responded. “Just before sunrise we drag clean towels across
sidearm had to wash socks for a week. It was a point of honor not to fall back to a firearm for this. The gang had gathered before starting to investigate Jerry’s house. Adrian could hear that the man had noticed the gun ports cut into the underpinning. Apparently, he was the most observant person in their gang, but way down the totem pole from the way he talked and acted. They gathered in a loose knot as Adrian’s team charged out of the hedge, completely silent. It was such an unexpected thing
a house on reduced rations with little chance of anything resembling exercise. Adrian would have preferred to keep the carrying among his men, but Adrian was aware that Jerry and Dave needed to be fully involved in this. As they worked their way out of town, they followed the same path they had coming in. This was not normally a good idea, but they weren’t up against an organized enemy at this point, and it could be more dangerous trying an untested route. They left town without incident. Now
guns and grenade launchers?” The scout said, “No mines, nothing bigger than the grenade launchers. “OK. Anything else that we didn’t think to ask about?” “Just one thing. They want women, and lots of them. They don’t kill the women off the way they do the men slaves. They don’t treat the women well; they’re badly abused, but they don’t kill them. If your women are caught, they’ll wish they hadn’t been.” “We appreciate your honesty,” John calmly said. Then he removed his knife and moved behind