New Astoria

Established south of the Pre-War region known as Astoria in what used to be Oregon, the region of New Astoria is a loosely-knit collection of farming and ranching settlements. Each compound actually numbers less than 30 individuals in most cases, with the largest being the settlement of Kettlestock which boasts a population of 53. The people of New Astoria are mostly content to stick to their own land, with occasional trade between the settlements being the majority of contact between them. The settlements also have a verbal agreement to come to each other's mutual aid, although until recently that's been rarely needed. A network of ham radios keeps the settlements in touch with each other, assuming someone has time to sit by the radio and wait for word.

The earth in New Astoria is mostly free of radiation and contamination, and consequently grows excellent food by Post-War standards. There are a few natural springs, and almost every settlement has a well or two in addition. The sea shore is a day's walk away, and fish and other seafood are sometimes caught to supplement the local's diets. The local forests have a selection of wildlife, but also house their own dangers making hunting a much riskier prospect than farming and ranching.

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