A kitchen gadget
that consists of a small heater
, a blower
and clear plastic trays
together, with a plastic lid
that has an adjustable vent
The food dehydrator can be used to dry fruits, vegetables, meats (think beef jerky), basically anything you want. You can make your own trail snacks, fruit leathers, soup mix, etc.
I actually make a mean tofu jerky with ours.
Since there's actually a bit of heat involved, the food dehydrator slow cooks the food as it's drying it. So you can put raw meat in it and it will be cooked and dehydrated.