Being from Montana I'm certain you're familiar with the need and desire to get out and explore your surroundings.  Whether it's through hiking, biking, driving, flying...I know you crazy a-holes are always out there in the middle of nowhere just checkin' stuff out.  So you'll understand how this dude got stranded.

Clifton Vial, 52, of Alaska felt the great desire to explore an unfamilar road near his home so he set out for a drive.  Unfortunately, 40 minutes later he found himself lost, stranded and out of range of a cell p


hone signal.  What a dumbass, lost in just 40 minutes?  Cripes.  Anyway, temperatures reached 17 below zero and homeboy starts freaking and looking for anything to survive with inside the tuck....and there they were, several glorious cans of Coors. 

Now here's where I'd be the dumbass cuz I'd pound those suckers, pass out and freeze to death.  Clifton's smarts finally kicked in, he let the beer freeze and ate them like cans of beans during the 3 days that he was stranded. 

“I cut the lids off and dug it out with a knife,” he told the Anchorage Daily News.

After not showing up for work for two days straight, his coworkers called emergency personnel and Clifton was eventually rescued.  He had lost 16 pounds and the first thing he got to eat was a Snickers bar and an orange soda.

Clifton says, "I shouldn't have been out there by myself, unprepared for what I knew was possible".

What survival item would you love to discover in the truck if you were stranded in the freezing cold?

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