Man Says He Survived on Taco Sauce Packets While Stuck in Snow

Saul Bowman
March 5, 2019

A snowmobile rider found Taylor and Ally on Friday afternoon and called 911, sheriff's officials wrote on Facebook. He was last seen at a gas station in Sunriver before he went missing for five days.

An Oregon man and his dog became trapped on a forest service road when his vehicle got stuck in the snow.

Turns out a heap more snow dumped down overnight, making it impossible for Taylor and Ally to get out with the auto.

36-year-old Jeremy Taylor got stuck after he went driving near Wake Butte in his 2000 Toyota 4Runner with his dog Ally.

Someone get Taco Bell on the phone, this bloke deserves free food for life. "Jeremy had attempted to walk out on Monday, but the deep snow made it very hard and he and Ally returned to his vehicle", said the sheriff's office.

About 2:15 p.m. Friday, a snowmobiler alerted the sheriff's office that he had found Taylor.

Jeremy Taylor told authorities that he and his dog survived by eating packets of taco sauce as they were trapped by snow in his vehicle for five days.


Mr Taylor was then "reunited with family and friends", the post said.

"Jeremy stayed warm over the next four days by periodically starting his vehicle and used a few taco sauce packets he had as food", the sheriff's department said on Facebook.

On Saturday, Taylor responded to a comment about the taco sauce packets.

In a Facebook post, Mr Taylor gave thanks and said he had "got lucky, let's never do that again". I really appreciate all the help. I'll be in touch with everyone soon.

Mr Taylor and his dog were both in good health when found, authorities said, but were very hungry.

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

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