How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, by REI

This infographic from sporting goods megastore REI—visiting the one in Denver was like going to Six Flags—isn't just amusing, it's in fact helpful. I never knew how to properly use a signal mirror before now. (Yes, I was a Boy Scout. No, I was not a good one. My only merit badge came for surviving the explosion of a can of beefaroni that some idiot Webelo pushed into the middle of a fire.)

Where the hell was I? Oh yes, the signal mirror. Don't forget the frying pan (a weapon in Left 4 Dead 2—eighteen hits from it kills a tank on expert difficulty.) The key there is to not drop your shoulders as you start your swing. Do this by visualizing swinging over the ball zombie's head, in a slightly downward motion. To season your frying pan, fill it with vegetable oil and place it in a 350-degree oven for about an hour.

13 Essential Tools for Surviving a Zombie Outbreak [REI]

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How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, by REIS