Now that @mlemweb is also vegetarian, and since she is a jerky enthusiast, I have been trying to figure out how to make veggie jerky cheap at home (the store bought stuff is $$$). Yesterday I tried slicing up some veggie hot dogs and tofurkey sausages and put them in the dehydrator. Pretty good; the thinly sliced ones did best. But it was hard to get such a thin slice.

Then this morning! It hit me! Veggie lunchmeat... it's already sliced thin! So I'm going to try that.

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Backpacking Chef has some ideas on how to do that with normal lunchmeat backpackingchef.com/dehydratin

And the good news is: veggie lunchmeat tends to be much leaner; that's good, the main thing people advocate is that you need a lean cut or else it goes rancid!

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