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#291849 - 03/03/19 04:50 PM Oregon man survives....
wileycoyote Offline
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Oregon man survives off taco sauce while trapped in vehicle with dog for 5 days

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/02/us/oregon-snow-taco-sauce/index.html

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#291850 - 03/03/19 06:32 PM Re: Oregon man survives.... [Re: wileycoyote]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Based on the article, he made a lot of good decisions. When he got stuck and it was dark out, he slept in his vehicle. When he tried to hike out, he realized he couldn't make it, and made it back to his vehicle. He was on his way to get gas, but had enough to run it periodically to stay warm.

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#291851 - 03/03/19 06:34 PM Re: Oregon man survives.... [Re: wileycoyote]
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Excellent. Taco sauce is cheap and lasts forever in those little packets. What a great all-purpose survival food wink Yeah... no a truck kit can do much better. You can do better with lifeboat rations and those are awful.

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#291852 - 03/03/19 07:02 PM Re: Oregon man survives.... [Re: wileycoyote]
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Good for him for surviving. But after sharing 5 days of that diet, I'll bet his dog's never gonna want to accompany him to Taco Bell again.

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#291853 - 03/03/19 08:03 PM Re: Oregon man survives.... [Re: wileycoyote]
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No-one dies from not eating for 5 days. Hydration is the important thing, not food.

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#291855 - 03/05/19 04:35 PM Re: Oregon man survives.... [Re: Herman30]
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I agree, the hot Sauce is a great example of poor reporting and a totally irrelevant fact. Dress Well, stay warm, keep hydrated and you can last 30 days.
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#291856 - 03/05/19 05:28 PM Re: Oregon man survives.... [Re: wileycoyote]
TeacherRO Offline
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Imagine how different this would be if he had packed $10 worth of water and groceries...

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#291858 - 03/05/19 06:23 PM Re: Oregon man survives.... [Re: TeacherRO]
AKSAR Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
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Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
Imagine how different this would be if he had packed $10 worth of water and groceries...
I don't see how it would have turned out all that different?

He and the dog were found, and were safe. The only difference would have been they would not have lost a bit of weight? smile
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#291859 - 03/05/19 09:42 PM Re: Oregon man survives.... [Re: wileycoyote]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
The hot sauce would merely make him want to drink more. How does that help the situation?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#291871 - 03/08/19 03:03 AM Re: Oregon man survives.... [Re: haertig]
brandtb Offline
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Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: haertig
Good for him for surviving. But after sharing 5 days of that diet, I'll bet his dog's never gonna want to accompany him to Taco Bell again.


Well the dog is out of luck. The latest news is that the guy has free Taco Bell for a year.
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