My son is serving in Afghanistan. He would like me to send him some homemade venison jerky but I wonder about the safeness of sending "homemade" jerky versus what I can buy in the store since the homemade does not have all the preservatives store-bought does. I have read differing opinions on this, so I'm just curious if anyone has any opinion on whether I should or should not send some. At this time of year, the heat and the length of time a package can take to arrive is working against me. The last thing in the world I want is for him to get food poisoning from something I send him!