Has anyone ever done this? I saw my grandmother take a needle and thread and go through each bean like they use to do with popcorn on christmas trees. She did this and then hung it out to dry. I would think who has the time to do that anymore? But if teotwawki happens, then you'll have all the time in the world! I would also think that it wouldn't be as sanitary because of the flies, but I guess cooking them afterwards would take care of that problem.