We’d held our ground, slaughtered the local hordes, so there was time. We had all the building materials, that was no problem. The question was: where? Some of the guys with military experience wanted a hilltop, somewhere ‘defensible’. Which, I guess, is reasonable.
But they’re wrong. Not half a mile from this spot is a Bloom Box sitting on top of a landfill. The local government bought it as an experiment a year ago. I’ll take light bulbs, thank you, and space heaters in the winter, and refrigeration, and radios. We need juice more than we need the high ground.