making Jerky without a dehydrator should be possible. Put it in the oven, chose the lowest temperature available and put a (wooden) spoon in the door so that air can circulate. But this uses lots of energy. I bought a really cheap dehydrator for under 30 EUR (like this one, the company which makes them is called Bomann, not sure if it is available in the US):
It's not perfect, to timing function and no way to regulate the temperature, but for the occasional batch of Jerky or apple chips it works. Yesterday's batch of jerky is ok, but I realized that I need to cut back with the marinade because my taste seems to have changed. I don't like the intense flavour anymore! I guess now I want to taste the beef, not the marinade
This morning I visited my doc. I need to have my liver function checked because of the tons of antibiotics I am taking. We did a general check-up, too, and everything was great. I can't wait to get my blood work tomorrow, not only to see if my liver can cope with the antibiotics, but for the other tests, too. I don't have any cholesterol or blood sugar numbers from a year ago (before I started to eat more primal), but I am so curious what they will be like!