I dunno about low hanging fruit. Especially considering a lot of the comic fans and Walking Dead fans in my social circle have military backgrounds, martial arts training, and/or proficiency with firearms. I rather like our chances.
I'm sure a heavy helping of anecdotal evidence will help too.
For a preview, see any pop culture con.
Some of us take our fandom seriously. I don't just like shows/comics/books about survival, I take outdoor survival classes and became first aid certified.Superheroes know how to fight, so I took 13 years of Shaolin Kempo and 3 years of Iaido swordfighting classes.I was raised in a military family, who taught me to shoot a gun. My bowhunter stepfather taught me how to shoot a bow.Don't assume that just because you're a nerd and useless in a crisis that ALL nerds are useless in a crisis.
All that won't stop a zombie from shuffling up behind you and taking a chunk out of your neck. "But...but I learned Shaolin Kempo...bleeeehhh!"
Humans possess these things called "ears". Shuffling makes noise.Granted, in a pitched firefight or something, you might not hear the shuffling. But the trope of "supposedly empty house, totally silent, and a zombie sneaks up on you"? Anyone that happens to is a moron.
So...it could still happen, is what you're saying.
It could happen. But if it does, you deserved it.
In conclusion, those "ears" you speak of aren't going to save you no matter how many bow fightin' survival Shaolin classes you've taken. Still, you'd probably survive a bit longer than I would, because I don't take fandom seriously -which is how I knew the generalization in the comic above was a joke.
Meh, the fan stuff was an excuse to start getting fit, since i otherwise had trouble starting. Doing so in a way that improves the odds of survival in various extreme situations is just more sensible from a multitasking standpoint than say, mastering the elliptical.(fun thing, outdoor survival and first aid skills gained because you're prepping for an apocalypse also work if you get lost in the woods, or your friend falls off his racing bicycle)
Well geez, it's a good job you took all those classes to prepare for a zombie apocalypse and got the added bonus of being able to apply that knowledge to modern day situations.