A Survival Story: Six of our own head out

A_Survival_Story_CoverWhat 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.



September 1st   Six of our own head out…..

This morning Mike, Neil, Tommy, Brian, Kenny, and Joel headed out to Hwy 72. Prior to leaving Ryan and I went over what everyone was bringing with them – especially firearms.

Mike had no weapons of any kind.

Neil had an old Winchester 1300 Defender 12 gauge shotgun with a Sidesaddle shell holder.

Tommy had a Mini-30 semi-auto rifle along with a Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum revolver.

Brian stood there holding a nice Ruger 10/22 with a Hogue stock, bull barrel, and some brand of scope sitting on top.

Kenny carried an AR-15 – a full size A2 model.

Joel – like Mike – had no weapons.

Joel and Mike needed something to defend themselves and Hwy 72. I handed Joel my Remington 870 shotgun along with a bag containing extra shells and a cleaning kit. I asked Joel if he had ever shot and he said he had experience with shotguns – but it had been awhile. Mostly  sporting clays. Bill arrived and handed Mike a lever action Marlin in .357 Magnum and a couple boxes of shells. Both Joel and Mike were thankful.

Before we departed Joel led us in a prayer. Afterwards families said their good-bye’s and in two vehicles we headed out.

Within 15 minutes we arrived and were greeted by the folks at the Hwy 72 Farm. Phil, Jack and Mitch came out to greet everyone. Ryan had wrote up a suggested plan using our six men along with six from Hwy 72. Jack said he would take everyone to their living quarters, provide a tour of the property, and get the patrols started.

Phil walked Ryan and I to the Jeep. Just as I was about to get in – I turned to Phil and told him that I am holding him personally responsible for these six men. If anything happens to them in any way beyond the agreed responsibilities – he would be the one to answer for it. He knew I meant every word. Phil held out his hand, I met it with mine and we shook hands. Phil told me they would be fine and well cared for.

On the trip back I told Ryan I would be very interested to hear from the guys next Sunday when they come home. Now we need to see about finding six more volunteers.

 – Jed




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