Here’s an example of a piece of survival wisdom from a conversation I had with Survival Sam.
“Some friends treated us to a meal yesterday at one of those buffet restaurants,” I said. “I was shocked at how much it cost. It was nearly $80.”
“That’s a lot of beans,” said Sam.
“You’re not kidding, though I suppose it’s really not a bad price these days for feeding six people.”
“No,” Sam said, “I mean you could buy quite a lot of beans for $69.”
“I’m not sure I get it,” I said.
“If you went to the grocery store or a warehouse place,” said Sam, “how many bags of dry beans or rice do you think you could get with $69?”
I felt my mouth drop open at that thought. “What would somebody do with so many beans?”
“A person could store them in vacuum sealed storage buckets,” Sam said. “They could keep there for several years.”