It’s a zombie-free week, and the only thing keeping us sane is that there’s no food, no water and no medicine to deal with.
So let’s talk zombies.
You’re not alone in the world.
Here are a few tips for surviving a zombie attack.
Keep it real.
No matter how much time you have, it’s still better to be prepared than to panic.
“You never know what could happen, so make sure you have enough food and water and whatever supplies you have available,” said Amy Pomerantz, author of Zombie Survival: A Survival Guide.
Use a firearm.
You have to have a firearm, because it’s the only way you can kill a zombie, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Know your surroundings.
“As much as we think that we can hide behind a building, or behind a barricade, it doesn’t always work,” said Michael G. Karpinski, a retired Army officer who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“The environment is the most important thing, so you can’t just hide in a corner and shoot a zombie.”
Find a shelter.
“If you can walk through a zombie infested area, you’re going to survive,” said Mike G. Williams, a veteran of the Vietnam War who served as an adviser to President Obama.
“But if you can go to a shelter, it won’t be much better.”
Keep your family together.
“I would say that you have to find a way to keep your family alive,” Karpinskis said.
“Even though we’ve seen what can happen to families in an outbreak, it is much more difficult to keep a family together if you are in a zombie environment.”
Be cautious of what you see.
You’ll want to stay far away from zombies, because they are “not very good at hiding,” Williams said.
Stay away from water sources.
“Don’t drink water from a faucet,” Williams added.
Know the rules of the street.
“It’s always important to be aware of the laws and regulations around the city, whether it’s sidewalks or streets,” Williams noted.
“For instance, don’t use a walkie-talkie or cell phone to call a friend or a family member, because you might get arrested.
If you are close to a road, be aware that it might be a roadblock.”
Know what to do if a zombie gets close to you.
“Some of the things that you can do are: Call the police or your friends,” Williams advised.
“Do not let the zombie get too close.
Be prepared to fight them off if you’re in a fight situation.”
Know when to leave your house.
“When you’re walking, remember to stay away from the edge of the building,” Williams explained.
“Be aware of what is going on around you, and be aware about what’s going on in the surrounding area.
You want to be on your best behavior.”