A stand-alone dehydrator is nice for drying jerky, mushrooms, and fruit—but even a regular oven can double as a food dehydrator. Get tips for maximum success dehydrating food in your oven, whether you’re going to backpack up a mountain carrying dehydrated chili, or just enjoy some dried pears at home.

Photo of Thai Beef Jerky by Chris Rochelle / CHOW.com

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