A man whose car was stranded in central Oregon snow for five days survived by eating taco sauce packets and starting the engine periodically to warm up.
He told his rescuers he and his dog became stuck in deep snow on a U.S. Forest Service road later that same day.
He slept in his car and when he awoke Monday, more snow had fallen.
He attempted to hike out, but the snow was too deep, so he and his dog returned to the car.
In response to a friend’s Facebook comment about how he ate three Taco Bell hot sauce packets during the ordeal, he joked: “Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives!”
Rescuers located the man and his dog a few days later and they were totally fine. Hungry but fine.