Growing up, my dad collected Taco Bell sauce packets the way I collect vinyl records and movies.

Wherever you looked, there was a stash of hot sauce packets. (It would make more sense if he didn't buy regular salsa, too. But he did.)

I thought it was crazy and it drove my mom nuts. But if my dad heard this story of how a man, stranded in the snow for 5 days, survived by eating nothing but hot sauce packets -- he would feel so vindicated. "See, Pete. There's a reason why we have enough Taco Bell hot sauce to survive a nuclear winter."

Jeremy Taylor may never want to see hot sauce packets again, but he owes them a debt of gratitude.

Jeremy got stuck in the crazy snow we've been having in Eastern Oregon/Washington. He tried to walk to town and get some gas for his SUV. But the snow was far too deep, so he thought he'd try again the next day. But this is the Snowpocalypse. So, of course it had to snow even more that night.

Fast forward to 5 days since Jeremy was last seen, a missing report is out. A snowmobile rider saw him and called 911.

Jeremy and his dog were doing okay, they were just really hungry. They're home safe with family and friends.

The moral of the story? When you go through the Taco Bell drive-thru and they ask "Would you like any hot sauce?" You say, "I will take all of it."

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