Jason Howerton, one of our editors, found himself in a miserable position over the weekend, caused by a personal shortage of food in the ice storm that has paralyzed parts of Texas.

He tweeted his experience and the lesson he learned from it…

I'm gonna share a story with whoever is interested to hear it....... it's about why you should always be prepared.
Jason Howerton runs out of food in ice storm, tweets survivalist journey to get beer, wings
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As warnings came in about the ice storm in Dallas, for some reason, I wasn't concerned. Usually I'm prepped, but not this time.
Jason Howerton runs out of food in ice storm, tweets survivalist journey to get beer, wings
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First day came, and i was iced in completely. Truck couldn't get out of inclined driveway. Stranded.
Jason Howerton runs out of food in ice storm, tweets survivalist journey to get beer, wings
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I ate what i had on hand. Canned soups, Ramen noodles whatever I could. Second day came, much of the same.
Jason Howerton runs out of food in ice storm, tweets survivalist journey to get beer, wings
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So today, the third day, I literally ran out of food. Bone dry. Not a morsel in my pantry. So I had to try to leave, and I did.
Jason Howerton runs out of food in ice storm, tweets survivalist journey to get beer, wings
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As i backed out iwth my F-150 from my sloped driveway in a complex, i immediately got stuck. As in immediately.
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Lucky for me, a good Samaritan was around to help me get my truck into a parking spot so at least I wouldnt be stuck in the middle of street
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But I was still in need of food. I had barely eaten in 48 hrs, just small cans of soup etc. So i decided to walk. For 3 miles. On solid ice
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It was freezing...slick and i must have fallen at least 10 times, smacking my knees and elbows on hard ice. But i continued on...
Jason Howerton runs out of food in ice storm, tweets survivalist journey to get beer, wings
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Finally I made it to the nearest restaurant, had a beer and some wings...ordered a to-go order for tomm. & then did the same thing all over
Jason Howerton runs out of food in ice storm, tweets survivalist journey to get beer, wings
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I just might catch pneumonia after this entire ordeal....and that is why, you always should be prepared. END.
Jason Howerton runs out of food in ice storm, tweets survivalist journey to get beer, wings
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Update: Howerton answers some pressing questions about his trek through the icy cold to get food (beer and wings)…

Howerton told TheBlaze Blog that the reason he went to a restaurant and got beer and wings for food rather than going to a grocery store, as some of his followers suggested he should have done, was because the nearest grocery store was much further than the restaurant.

“Where I live, there’s a little restaurant and a Burger King and really those were the only things in walking distance,” he said. “It took me from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. just to go to that restaurant. If I would have gone to the store, I probably wouldn’t have made it home ’til 4 in the morning.”

Asked why he only had soup for food, Howerton said he and his fiancee have been occupied with holiday traveling since before Thanksgiving and had not had time to buy groceries. He also said no restaurant was delivering food because of the ice on the roads.

On the lesson he learned: “Next time, don’t be an idiot.”

Howerton has since emerged from his home after being shut in since Wednesday. “It feels really good to be in the world again and I’m able to drive and I’m going to Petsmart so that my dog doesn’t die.” His dog, fortunately, did have enough food to last through the inclement weather, but ran out at the end.