I doctored up my regular 3/4 cup of yellow beans by adding 3/4 cup of my thirteen bean soup mix. It was a good call.
I use potato water .. more salt scant 1 tsp .. 1 tsp. Cumin .. one or two dried Arbol and Guajillo wah'he'o chili destemmed and broken up .. heat and stir .. let sit .. heat and stir and add more chili break down magic cumin .. let sit and heat to almost a boil .. turn off and add beans to this pre-seasoned mix and soak three hours at 3,800 feet .. turn on up to 12 hours later to cook three hours and serve.
Use flour tortillas or hot water corn bread .. sweet rolls .. what ever and coffee.
Watch the sun come up or the snow flakes .. poke the fire up .. take a nip and go feed the critters in your new L L Bean wool/cotton River Driver under shirt and their new lined flannel shirt jacket .. or your piece of junk Moose River cheap'oh with a sweat hood and your forty year old falling apart coveralls with the ragged pant bottoms that you wear to the grocery store on hollidays and scare the heck out of the tourists. Burp, drag one foot and give a big involuntary jerk when the real fancy one's go by. I've had 'em flat foot the entire isle divider if done properly.
If you get too far from the stone age .. things go haywire.