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Bugout! California Part 152 – Gravel

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Sid, Sam, Ed, Tyler, Ryan, and Garrett were moving slowly in the Jeep Unlimited with its top down, eyes peeled at the tracks coming from behind the ridge.

“Here it is,” Sid said. “Stop. I’m getting out.”

Sam nodded, parking the vehicle. Everybody got out, M60s or M4s in hand.

“There’s an old stagecoach route back here,” Garrett said. “This trail runs into it after a couple miles.”

“Is it drivable?” Ed asked.

Garrett thought for a moment. “It’s rutted as hell in spots, but any four-wheel-drive vehicle could handle it. A heavy-duty two-wheel drive could handle most of it.”

“Where does it go?” Tyler asked.

“Off our land,” Garrett said. “Across Mother Grundy Truck Trail Road, and on into Deerhorn Valley. It kinda links up with Honey Springs Road.”

“Kinda?” Sid asked, stopping.

“It doesn’t get all the way there, because of a seasonal creek. Used to go through…

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Bugout! California Part 151 – Underground

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The artillery barrage continued, guns firing into the Mexican desert, the gunners watching the apps and adjusting on the fly.

Conrad walked over to Lieutenant Colonel Meyers. “You see what the enemy is doing?”

“Yeah,” Meyers said. “They’re fanning out wide.”

“Won’t that mean we lose our funnel? Our kill zone with the Claymore mines?”

Meyers shook his head no. “They’ll try to re-funnel once they get too close for our artillery to be effective,” he said. “This is the point closest to the road. They’ll try to steal vehicles if we’re defeated. Wish they were further away.”

“You’re saying we shouldn’t fan our men out wider?” Conrad asked.

Meyers thought silently for a moment. “Let’s look at the map. You have a good handle on where the citizens are?”

“Fairly good.”

Meyers walked to his tent with Conrad, reaching in to get his tablet. He pulled up the map…

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Bugout! California Part 150 – The Livery Stable

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Jules woke up from a long sleep, the feeling of panic hitting him as he reached for Shelley on her empty side of the bed. He picked up his phone. It was already 10:00. The sound of laughing approached, and then he could hear Shelley, Dana, and Karen chatting happily as they approached. The door of the coach opened, Shelley walking to the bedroom.

“Meeting coming up, honey. Time to get up.”

“Yes, I know,” he said, getting out of bed and stretching. “Walking the grounds?”

“This place is a full-on riot. It’s like a movie set, except it’s all real.”

“I like. The saloon was fun.”

She watched as he got dressed. “Want a cup of coffee to take along?”

“Sure, in paper cup if we still have,” he said, sitting on the bed to tie his shoes.

“We still do.” She turned on the generator, then went into…

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Bugout! California Part 148 – Boxcars

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Clem and Sarah watched as Jules and Tex left the saloon. The argument across the street flared up again, Willard and Garrett laughing, telling the others about the situation.

“Sam is so glad to see those guys,” Clem said.

“You know anything about them?” Sarah asked.

“War buddies, basically,” Clem said. He got up and went behind the bar, getting some ice for his glass. “You want another.”

“Don’t know if I should,” she said. “Oh, what the heck.” She drank down the last few drops and slid the glass to him. He made the new drinks, shooting a glance at Willard, who gave him a thumb up.

“I can’t believe Susanne and Elmer,” Sarah whispered as Clem sat next to her again, leaning in close.

“Hard way to live,” Clem said, “but then you don’t know what’s between a couple. The make-up sex might be a big part of…

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