Luckily too, you're not alone, and there are apps and experiences to help train you in how to nimbly hop over the groaning, reaching dead hands of the recently risen.
First up, learn the survival skills from the pros, picking up tips from AMC's hit show The Walking Dead
. To promote the hit show's season two finale, watchers could download the Walker's Kill Count
, a two-screen app that let them watch along and predict the number of kills, as well as featuring a thrill-o-meter and teasers for the next season, as well as share predictions and keep up with chatter on Twitter and Facebook..
Secondly, what sort of scenarios can you expect? Mobile running game Zombies, Run!
, which we covered a few months back but recently announced it had over 100,000 downloads
, can help. Created by mobile start-up Six To Start
and launched on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, Zombies Run! is a bit like Nike+, but with monsters. It costs £5, and is available for download from the iTunes App Store and Android's app store, Google Play.
Players fire up the app as they begin a run, and are fed instructions through their headphones about a mission from the near future, helping to get supplies and avoiding the rasping moans of zombies as you sprint. The more you run, the more you find out about what's happened to the world, and about your fellow survivors.You can follow your progress and get update via the web.
For Brits unprepared for the rather unpleasant, but necessary shooting part of the apocalypse, were also able train in the real world using their smartphone, courtesy of the helpful people at Capcom
and a digital/live event
on March 22 to promote their new game: Resident Evil: Raccoon City
Gamers in London, Manchester and Bristol will use an augmented reality mobile app to track down and shoot zombies in the cities. Additionally two hundred specially selected Londoners will then be treated to an immersive theatrical event in collaboration with Reuben Feels in East London at a venue called The Bells, transformed into a zombie-infested military bunker for the day.
For those who want to get even more hands on with zombies, how about a proper homage to George Romero's 1978 classic, The Dawn Of The Dead: a half day of zombie hunting in a deserted shopping mall in Reading, England for a trifling £119?
Frankly, you'll be grateful for all this when you've escaped your recently-turned mother-in-law's rapacious attempts to tuck into your grey matter and are safely holed up in the local supermarket with an air rifle.