Eagle Scout Survival Story

A Utah Eagle Scout and his wife survived 12 days in sub-zero temperatures by turning their truck’s seat cushions into snow shoes and using carburetor cleaner to light fires.

Thomas and Tamitha Garner were taking a trip to photograph wild horses when their truck became stuck in the snow. They spent the first nine days in the car, eating groceries they had on-hand and turning on the engine every once in a while for warmth.

When only a granola bar was left of their food, the pair left the truck to find help, using resourceful methods to navigate the snowy terrain and stay warm. After traveling 15 miles in three days, a snowplow happened upon them.

Click here to read more about this Eagle Scout’s story of survival.


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