Q: I'm going on a backpacking trip and I want to bring my own jerky, but I don't know how to make it! What's a good way to dehydrate meat without a dehydrator? I've seen recipes online, but they require the oven to be cracked-open for about 12 hours, I would love an alternative, if it exists.
Sent by Rebeca
Editor: Rebeca, check out Sara Kate's recipe. You may not need to leave it in the oven quite so long; she says that sometimes it is ready in as little as two hours:
• Recipe: Homemade Beef (or Turkey or Fish) Jerky
Readers, any other advice for Rebeca?
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