What follows is just one part of an ongoing survival fiction series written by John Rourke and has been published on Amazon. It is being made available here for free. A new entry is published every day. The story is written in a daily journal format.
July 3rd Community, concern and more news…….
Woke up this morning thinking that I have got to get organized. I suspect the power will be out for a long time, running water may not last, the supplies we have we need to make last.
Sunlight lit most of the house and flashlights were used elsewhere. I got with M and Eric and had a good talk with them. For 15 minutes I talked about how fragile our countries internal supply system is and it is likely stores, once closed, would not be resupplied nor reopen for many months. We also discussed crime and what WROL is (Without Rule of Law). I explained that life was going to be very different moving forward and we needed to start getting ready. M started crying when she realized her chances of getting home was slim. I told her she had a place to stay as long as she wanted.
I asked Eric and M if they could check the garden and pick what was ready. I also asked if they could start inventorying EVERYTHING in the house and garage so we can see what we have. I am thinking down the road about barter. I wanted to go over to see Mark and Jessie.
Mark and Jessie were OK. I gave them some tips on food storage and rationing as well as talked about trying to stay strong for their 5 year old daughter – Addie. I asked Mark if they had a gun in the house and they didn’t. I asked him to come over around 9:30pm tonight (when it is dark). He did and I gave him a Smith & Wesson 22A .22LR pistol. I went over the controls, explained safety rules, and watched him change the magazine out a couple times and release the slide. I gave him the pistol along with 4 10-rd magazines and 300 rounds of CCI Blazer .22LR. Mark has been a good friend and they are good people. By the way – Jessie is absolutely anti-gun. I suspect her mind will be changing.
I talked to Bill up the road. He was still reporting for work to the Moss Justice Center (jail) daily. He said many of his fellow Correctional Officers were not reporting to work. He was able to refuel his vehicle at the city yard along with the Police. He also has been hearing from city and county officers that crime was getting bad. It’s only been a few days. I have to start putting some better security plans in effect. I need to talk to more people in neighborhood tomorrow.
I am going to stay up until 3:00am keeping an eye on things. Moon is pretty bright…..luckily.
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