Well, after this past fishing trip out west with us hauling a sizeable cooler along with us in a Mazda 3 with limited trunk space, I decided to dedicate about $40 of my money to purchasing a Food Dehydrator and making my own Jerky. I picked up a very basic, four tray Nesco model at Wal-Mart along with a London Broil and put together a marinade that I found on another site. Has anyone ever done this? It really beats the hell out of paying a fortune for store-bought jerky and you can tweak any marinade to taste exactly the way you want it to (which is perfect for me, since most supposed 'Spicy' jerkies are very mild to me). I put this marinade, along with the sliced beef in the fridge about an hour ago, and at about nine tomorrow morning the meat will be transferred to the Dehydrator. 2/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce 2/3 cup Soy Sauce 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder 1 Tablespoon Salt 1 Tablespoon Liquid Smoke 3 lbs sliced beef I'm planning on making quite a bit of jerky through this machine, however I have hundreds of ideas in my head for trail mix with dehydrated fruit and nuts. A friend of mine said he would be bringing over some Venison tomorrow for us to experiment with in finding the best recipe we can for it, as we'll probably be hunting some time this season and have at least five pounds of meat to spare for drying, maybe a bit more, depending on the size of our catch. I'm sure most blades form the Hunting thread will relate to me on this one, but I'm sure we have quite a few Grasscity chefs that would, without complaint, take advantage of the opportunity to dry out their own food. I'll probably be posting pictures of the meat as it is going into the dehydrator, as well as a few of it coming out. Cheers everyone!