Warrior of the week: Jason Lauesen

We don’t always need to rely on technology to win this war. Sometimes when you find yourself in a bear fight, all you need are your fists.

On Labor Day (Thanks, Fairbanks News-Miner, for finally getting around to printing this story!), Jason Lauesen and Liz Pawelko were sleeping in a tent at a campground, when a friggin’ bear poked its head through. Without thinking, and without even stopping to put on his glasses, he punched the bear in what he thinks was its face. One punch was all it took to get the bear to retreat.

Pawelko also yelled at the bear, which finally convinced it to move on.