Oregon Man And His Dog Survive Five Days Stranded In Snow Just Eating Taco Packets

An Oregon man and his dog are lucky to be alive right now after they spent five days trapped in the snow with only taco packets for food.

Jeremy Taylor, 36, and his dog Allie were out driving on a recent Sunday near the town of Wake Butte when their car got stuck in the snow. Jeremy decided that they would sleep in the car and hopefully escape the next day, but when he woke up the next morning, he was horrified to see that more snow had fallen.

Jeremy and Allie tried to make their escape on foot, but the snow was so dense that they went back to the vehicle. For the next four and a half days, the two stayed alive by eating hot sauce packets from Taco Bell and by turning on the car’s heat intermittently.

“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 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Jeremy was reported missing on Wednesday, and police finally found his vehicle on Friday at around 2pm after a snowmobiler spotted it.

“An Oregon Water Resouce SnowCat with one DCSO SAR member responded to the location and made contact with Jeremy and his dog Allie,” the sheriff’s office said. Jeremy and Allie were found to be in good condition, but hungry after being stuck in the snow for five days. Jeremy and Allie were then transported to the intersection of FS Road 40 and FS Road 45 where he was reunited with family and friends.”

“Thank you everyone, I’m safe my Ally dog is safe,” Jeremy wrote on Facebook afterwards. “I really appreciate all the help. Got lucky, lets never do that again. I’ll be in touch with everyone soon.”

We’re thrilled that Jeremy and Ally survived and their story has a happy ending! Find out more about their ordeal in the video below.


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