Police say Michelle Richan was stranded for a week in snow and mud in rural Utah – but she was prepared.
Richan says she even had enough food and water in her SUV to last another week.
The Deseret News reports Richan got stuck on March 19 while traveling home to Brigham City from Eureka, Nevada.
Trapped without cellphone service, she decided to stay put, spending her time collecting firewood and burning fires.
A pilot spotted Richan from his small plane and radioed searchers. A snowplow driver found her Tuesday and freed her vehicle.
Richan says she carries survival gear when she travels because she likes to go to remote places.