Sooo, you know those packets of silica? Every wonder what their purpose is? Well the secret is out. There are many uses for silica so save the packets and reuse them. Another other good thing about silica is that they are reuseable.
How to Make Beef Jerky. For most of human history, the only way to preserve meat was to dry it into jerky. While new methods of meat preservation have now been developed (freezing, chemicals, and so on) many people still enjoy the flavor.
Pack of thin-sliced, very lean meat ideal for making homemade jerky. For best results marinate with favorite spices and then put in oven for five hours (or more) at 170 degrees or use a food dehydrator.