There’s no getting around it: A zombie apocalypse is coming, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. What we can do is be prepared to ward off the flesh-eating living dead and then hope for the best. Sporting goods retailer REI is doing a public service by releasing the infographic below that shows step-by-step instructions on how to protect yourself from the inevitable zombie uprising, including a list of 13 essential pieces of equipment to help you through this dark time.
Need more instruction? REI will hold a Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness course at select locations now through Nov. 8. If the zombies decide not to attack (unlikely!), the skills you learn from this course could actually come in handy in a real emergency situation, like earthquakes or major storms.
You can find all the gear needed to stay alive at REI.com. Good luck!