…maybe next month
The Doclopedia #1,120
A Child’s Book Of…: Survival
From the introduction…
Listen up, kid! This book will help you survive out in the world. It’s going to be tough, but if you learn the things in this book, you’ll be able to live and grow up.
You’ve probably been given this book by a nursebot or maybe an older kid. It means that you are 9 or 10 years old and have to leave the dome you’ve been living in and go out into the world. You might be afraid, but you have to do it. The domes were designed to hold only about 300 humans and you need to make room for new babies. Besides, if you can find a safe place to live, you can grow up to kill the crazies and the monsters. Kill enough of them and you’ll make the world a whole lot safer.
You need to remember a few things besides the stuff this book will teach you. Here they are.
1: You’ll leave the dome with a bunch of other kids through one of the 7 tunnels. Once you leave the tunnel, NEVER come back to the dome and STAY IN A GROUP. You will die if you try to go it alone out there.
2: For the first two days, run as fast as you can for as long as you can, stop to rest and eat your food bars, then run some more. By the time you are two days out, there will be fewer crazies or monsters. They like to stay near the domes.
3: DO NOT build a fire until your third night out and ONLY if you are in a pretty safe and sheltered place. Monsters and crazies see fire and know humans are around.
4: DO NOT TRUST ANY ADULTS! Most adults outside are crazies and many that aren’t are bad people. You can only trust adults that live in walled villages, but villages are hard to find.
5: DO NOT eat any plant not listed on your edible plants list.
6: DO NOT trust and robots you might meet. There are very few of them left, but they are all insane killers.
7: STAY OFF THE ROADS!
8: NEVER lose your weapons and take every chance you get to make/find new ones.
9: STAY AWAY FROM THE RUINED CITIES AND TOWN!
10: If you meet up with any dogs, trust them. They will probably help you find a safe place to start a village.