Swedish Man survives over two months trapped in a snow-covered car in Below Freezing Temps

Car Trapped in SnowA 45-year-old Swedish man was found last Friday trapped in his snow-covered car where he survived for over two months without food. The man stayed alive drinking small amounts of snow and shielding himself from the freezing temperatures inside his car.

The man was found by local snowmobilers who found the him huddled in a sleeping bag on the back seat of his car. Reports say that he had no food, but did have warm clothing and a sleeping bag which helped him survive the frigid temperatures. Police report that temperatures in the area had dropped down to -22F.

He was able to stay warm by using some basic techniques that can help you survive in this situation….


  1. kloathis
    February 22, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Up here in MN having a winter emergency kit in the car is critical. A couple 24 hr candles and some energy bars and a blanket can go a long way. But if you are going to be going to a location where it may be months before another soul happens by you had better have a few more things handy.

  2. F.I. Sherman
    February 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I live in North Carolina where the temperatures are much milder and the chances of this are rare, but I still carry and emergency kit with food, water and first aid supplies in the car, even if I’m just driving to church and back. The nature of emergencies is that they are unpredictible.

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