this is on my mind…………

Morning all

Not sure where i read this but it was something to do with the british wars in canada, it was long ago that i read it but this thought pops into my head every now and then

………a european man will make a large fire and sit far away from it whilst a north american man will make a small fire and huddle close……………….

Anyone got any thoughts ,ideas on this?

Have a greatday all

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23 responses

  1. good question….I can’t come up with a credible response, other than a female perspective of being too close to the fire means I have to wash my hair in the morning!

    • why?……………….because they can hear smells?…..or because they have smelly hair?…………damn now im confuzed…….lol…………if your hair smells in the forest and all that………………

            • well we have wellington who gave napoleon a good go, nelson, marlborough,blehmein montgomery,drake annialated the spanish empire,aingcourt,crecy,and weve given the germans a run for their money once or twice………..im sure i could find a few more.

                • yes indeed……but i dont feel the outcome of the war was ever seriously in doubt…………it was a period in warfare where we were entering the modern era……….the lack of understanding of modern technology in warfare was overwhelmingly evident from all sides in ww1 14 years later……..incidently my greatgreat grandad was a british soldier and was involved in the seige of ladysmith…………i believe.

                  • Well, no point in arguing any further. I was to young to remember my grand dad telling me about any war he could have been in. In any case, the English are good. I will not mention Iraq though.

                    • we are not arguing just having a chat…….as for iraq……its a guerilla type war which are always almost unwinable……..how do you catch small bands of soldiers who have the advantage of being civilians when ever it suits them?……you cannot have soldiers everywhere always……….i have no doubt that if nato put the whole iraqi population into camps they could contain the situation…..but that creates as many problems as it solves….or they could just ruthlessly wipe out the populatin and win….once again more problems that it solves………… and the rebels can only fight such a war as they cannot take nato on in a head to head battle….the war would be over in ten minutes if they did …standing in a line with red coats on just does not work in modern warfare as it did in napoleonic days……….

                    • Sure making a point. But how come with all those fancy tech tanks and stuff, they still managed to blow each other up? War is just point less in my books. It leaves more to rectify and repair then before it started.

    • howdy casey…depends on the occasion i suppose but yes generally i get one large log burning well and let it turn to a large coal which i then suppliment with small amounts of fuel just to keep it going……btw wiskey and campfires go well too…………..

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