So, while on the SurvivalMonkey.com forum this morning, I came across a post called “The $10.00 Jerky Maker.” I am sure many of you have seen these cardboard box jerky maker/driers in the past… After my first skeptical look, I was impressed with the simple design of how the designer built this, and even with a backup battery bank and solar set up, this looks like it would still work well. Here is the link to the page, and the documents for your use and design:
- Post at Survival Monkey (There is another good design here too)
- Jerky Maker Directions (PDF File)
After looking at the design, I might line the box with aluminum foil or insulation with the aluminum foil like backing to keep the heat in the the box if it had to be used in an environment with lower heat conditions.