OR man survives chilly ordeal by eating hot sauce packets

Jeremy Taylor woke on Tuesday to find more snow had covered his car. Source Deschutes County Sheriff’s OfficeMore

Jeremy Taylor woke on Tuesday to find more snow had covered his car. Source Deschutes County Sheriff’s OfficeMore

"Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives!" he wrote on the social media site.

The experienced backcountry aficionado detailed how he got his auto stuck in deep snow later in the day while traveling on a remote US Forest Service road.

On Sunday, February 24, outdoorsman Jeremy Taylor filled up his Toyota 4Runner with gas, and set off into the OR snow.

As per The Guardian, Jeremy Taylor had taken his pooch Ally to fill his vehicle up and were last seen at a local petrol station on February 24.

Taylor and Ally were hungry but otherwise were in good condition, the sheriff's office said. Taylor and his dog, Ally, were discovered by a snowmobiler at around 2:16 p.m. on Friday. He then fell asleep and woke up Monday to even more snow, unable to get out of the vehicle.

In a Facebook post, the Sheriff's office said Taylor had kept warm over the five-day period by periodically starting his vehicle and using "a few taco sauce packets he had as food". After an attempt to hike back to civilisation and realising the snow was too deep to even do that, Taylor went back to his auto and chose to wait it out.

The sheriff's office says Taylor was unable to get his SUV out, and though he tried to walk out, the deep snow made it hard. Taylor and his dog were reunited with family and friends shortly after.

An Oregon man and his dog were found alive Friday five days after their vehicle got stuck in snow, forcing the 36-year-old to eat packets of taco sauce to survive, police said.

Taylor has not responded to CBS News' request for comment, but did thank all who helped rescue him in a Facebook status Saturday. I really appreciate all the help. "Got lucky, lets never do that again. I'll be in touch with everyone soon", he wrote.

The Cascade Range in central OR has been hammered for more than a week by a series of intense snowstorms.

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