I most likely should have started with this. Biters will not be the only thing you have to worry about. As a matter of fact they will be the least of your worries. The living will is a bigger problem than the undead.
Man (and Woman) is a smart, caring, and understanding creature. People, however suck. Mass hysteria will cause a good person to kill you for a loaf of bread. Look at what happens here in NJ when the news even mentions the word snow. The supermarkets are crazy. Not to mention the villains of the world will have an edge, they already do not care about anyone but themselves.
You must be prepared to do what is necessary to protect yourself and those in your charge. The great strategist Sun Tzu said "The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable." Basically The Boy Scout motto "Be prepared". You know if snow makes people push you out of the way for milk, the rise of all who have expired lurking aimlessly with the sole purpose of devouring you, may cause a little stir.
These lifeless cannibals are easily dispatched, if you have a plan. Remember "Be Prepared!" I will assume you have at least the 20 basics. There is a strategy when it comes the soulless eating machines that is quite simple. Going outside is never to be done alone. Pairs, you always leave the house in pairs. Now keep in mind you have the right learn to use and carry any Malay weapon you like to defend yourself. You also have the right to do it with a little with style. I have a 48 inch broad sword and a 36 inch Eastwing axe; I like them both so I switch it up. When fighting the undead you must keep a minimum distance of 3 feet. It is always best to use your the Malay weapon first. No reloading and quiet. From stated safe distance, simply employ the old "Hey what's over there?" trick. By having your partner lead its gaze away from you so you can decimate the beast’s skull with your weapon with ease.
The silenced .22 caliber pistol should only be used in the case of multiple targets. If and when you are engaged by multiple undead pests, your first course of action is to run like hell! That being said you will at some point have to combat the hordes of man eating behemoths. Maintain a controlled and steady aiming process. It is important to practice a rapid target to target sequence. Two to the head at first, after your skill has improved you may use the one shot one kill method. The untamed masses, panicked public, and the miscreants that want your milk! They are your real nemesis. They will kill you, your family, friends, dog, and burned your house down. That is why you go out carrying the axe, .22, and 12 gauges. The .22 is for the walking dead but it will hurt a normal human most of the time making them cry like a little Nancy!
With the corpses walking around things are not normal. So people may have a little adrenaline pumping through their veins and a bit more aggressive thus the 12 gauge. One shot one kill this time in the chest. Even a man in a flak jacket will be knocked on his ass by buck shot to the chest. The man or woman in the flak jacket will think twice while they are on the back on the ground with you over them with the barrel of your gun in their face. The next step is up to you. You have to LIVE with this decision.