I’m so sick of hearing that, and it’s about time we got some proof that it’s utter tosh.
Jeremy Taylor, 36, of Sunriver, was found on Friday by a snowmobiler as part of a rescue effort to find the man.
On the 24th of February, the keen off-roader was seen fuelling his car before he got stuck on the U.S. Forest Service road later that same day. With his dog, Taylor was stuck in his car, turning the engine on at random moments for warmth.
He did try to hike to safety, but since the snow was too deep, he ended up returning to his car. On Facebook he wrote:
“Thank you everyone, I’m safe my Ally dog is safe. I really appreciate all the help. Got lucky, lets (sic) never do that again. I’ll be in touch with everyone soon.“
Friends asked him how he managed to sustain himself in the time he was stranded, to which he responded saying that he ate packets of Taco Bell sauce. He joked:
“Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives!“
With that, Taco Bell heard of Jeremy’s plight and decided to reward him with a year’s worth of food from the restaurant chain.
They wrote in a statement:
“We’re very glad Jeremy and Ally are okay. We know our sauce packets are amazing, but this takes it to a whole new level. We’re in touch with Jeremy and have sent him a well-deserved care package, a year’s supply of Taco Bell, and of course, all the sauce packets that come with it.”
So there you have it; if you want a year’s supply of free food, all you need to do is get stranded and keep yourself alive through reasonably funny methods.
Let’s ignore the fact that you can live for three weeks without food.
Images via Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon