In Alaska, sometimes weird things happen. Take for example the case of Clifton Vial, a guy from Nome Alaska. He was out driving one day, and suddenly found himself and his Toyota Tacoma pickup stuck about 40 miles north of Nome Alaska.
For those of you not familiar with the wilds of Alaska 40 miles north of Nome defines “nowhere.” I’m thinking he was probably on an old mining road, and managed to slide off of it. There are no trees in this part of the world, and nothing more than peat moss for ground cover. If you run off of the roadway surface you are stuck! In this case Vial ran into a snow bank. He tried to free himself before he realized just how stuck his truck was.
In total his ordeal took 60 hours before rescuers found him. In the mean time it was a battle for warmth. All he had for sustinance was a few frozen cans of Coors light. Poor guy.
He cut the tops off of the cans and dug the frozen liquid out like a can of baked beans with the blade of his pocket knife. I wish this story were about a really cool beer like Midnight Sun’s TREAT, but alas it is about crap beer coming to the rescue. But beer none the less and it did help to sustain him through his ordeal. It reminds me a bit of that line Paul Hogan said in Crocodile Dundee when they had caught and cooked the lizard. He said “It tastes like Shit, but you can live off it.” I guess the same applies here.
They don’t have any trees in this part of the world, but they do have mountains. I wonder if they were blue?