Local 'Survivor' contestant optimistic about your ability to survive this snowstorm

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 19:07:00-05

CRITTENDEN, Ky. — He survived the Australian Outback on a reality TV show. Now he says you'll be able to get through this snowstorm.

Rodger Bingham was a contestant on the show "Survivor." He said there's no need for most people to run to the store ahead of the snow.

"Eat peanut butter and jelly for a few days," he said.

The coming snow? Just "a little bit of an inconvenience," according to Bingham.

"It's nothing major," he said. "Having a four-wheel drive vehicle does help. We're not going to starve for a day or two. I do know what it's like to be hungry, when I was on 'Survivor.' Not a very pleasant experience, needless to say. This is all minor."

Bingham and Charles Givin said people in rural communities plan differently.

"When you live out in the country and you have to drive 5-10 miles to get to anywhere — a gas station, a store — you do think about it more, plan for it more," Givin said.

For Bingham, it doesn't matter if we get a couple inches or a foot.

"Life will still go on," he said.