Here's a quick tip for when dehydrating pretty much anything. You want to remove all moisture so it doesn't turn rancid or collect mold. So, if you think it's about done place a piece of or a spoon full of whatever it is you're dehydrating into a ziploc bag and seal. Wait for a minute or two and see if moisture collects on the bag. If so, it aint done yet.
That's it. I like simple things!
I'm getting ready to start prepping for my next trip. So, I will try and put together my process for making some turkey jerky (with pictures!), which could be applied to beef or whatever meat you prefer.