Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Jim View Post
Anyway guns won't guarantee food, for example Rogers Rangers nearly starved in fertile upstate NY because there wasn't much game about, and the Donner wagon train party had to eat each other in a Rocky Mt winter
Jim, first of all, glad you are back. Your posts are always entertaining. Second, you Brits have been without guns for too long already - guns may not guarantee food, but I can't catch a rabbit by hand or on foot, so a gun helps a lot. Third, the Donner party cannibals were trapped in the area of the Sierra Nevada mountains, near Lake Tahoe, on the California/Nevada border, close to a town called Truckee, near Truckee Lake (now Donner Lake), not the Rocky Mountains - but since you are our honorary Brit, you get a free pass on that.

And again, welcome back, you "cheeky monkey" you! Fancy a spot of tea, now, I do.