Cryoskip's Footprints (short story - Atomic Wasteland Tales)
Derek Mezer and Butch Clements were victims of a kidnapping. Their captors didn’t want a ransom; they wanted test subjects for cryogenic experiments.
When Derek learns of a site that could help them identify the perpetrators, Butch is eager to join him. However, in a world where scavenging is a means of survival, there are others willing to fight, and kill, for what the ruins contain.