Clifton Vial, 52, was driving in a remote area outside the town of Nome when his car crashed and got stuck in thick snow, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
He was reportedly only wearing tennis shoes, jeans and a jacket, with temperatures dropping to as low as -28°C.
"I made an attempt at digging myself out and realised how badly I was stuck," he said. "I would have been frostbit before I ever got the thing out of there."
Vial was stuck inside the car for three days, and used a sleeping bag liner to stay warm. He only turned on his car engine sporadically in order to turn on the heater.
His only source of sustenance available was some cans of Coors Light in the back of his car. He said: "I cut the lids off and dug it out with a knife."
People only noticed he was missing when he failed to show up for work, as his family had been out of town over the weekend. He was discovered 60 hours after he initially got stuck.
"I felt really pissed at myself," he added. "I shouldn't have been out there by myself unprepared for what I knew was possible."
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