A man who became stranded in Central Oregon for five days says he able to survive by eating taco sauce packets and using his car’s heater to stay warm, reports iheart.com. Jeremy Taylor, 36, had last been seen on Feb. 24 getting gas in Sunriver, in Central Oregon where they’ve been dealing with a series of snowstorms in recent weeks.
A snowmobiler out enjoying the fresh snow bumped into the stranded vehicle on March 1. Sgt. William Bailey, the spokesman for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Officer said rescue teams had to use a large snow tractor to drag him out of the woods.
Taylor explained to rescuers that he and his dog became stuck in deep snow while driving down a U.S. Forest Service road on Feb. 24. After spending the night in his car, he woke to see more snow had fallen. Taylor and Ally his dog attempted to hike out but had to return to his car after it obvious the snow was too deep to get out. Taylor stayed warm over the next few days by occasionally starting up his vehicle and eating a few taco sauce packets he had as food.
“Thank you everyone, I’m safe my Ally dog is safe. I really appreciate all the help. Got lucky, let’s never do that again. I’ll be in touch with everyone soon,” he wrote on his Facebook page late Friday.
In response to a friend’s comment about how Taylor survived by eating three Taco Bell Hot Sauce packets during his ordeal, he wrote: “Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives!”