We have been studying explorers. We found the Franklin expedition particularly interesting (see previous post). When reading the tales of all these explorers you naturally read about the trials and tribulations with their food. They had to bring items that could last as long as possible. Beef jerky, hardtack, and salted fish were all common on these oversea voyages. In conjunction with our studies we decided to attempt beef jerky. We were quite happy with our results.
1) Freeze the flank steak. When it is firm, cut the steak into thin slices