Someone who was apt at getting a little to last a long way was Queen Dido (Dido means wanderer) of Carthage. She and her followers arrived as fugitives in ancient Libya, asking for only as much land that could be covered by an ox's hide. She was promised this, and she had an oxhide cut into a single thin long strip that encompassed a mountain, and there Cathage was built.
CETERUM AUTEM CENSEO, CARTHAGIEM ESSE DELENDAM. - NOT!