I've only done jerky twice now and it's with a HiMtn jerky cure. I was looking through the jerky threads and it seems as though there is almost more who send their strips swimming instead of hanging out on the beach. Is there a better way? Does a dry cure help meat last longer (not that it's been a worry with my 13 year old carnivore eatin up the product!!) I've only tried muscle jerky, I don't have a shooter, but actually I think I prefer the whole muscle. Thoughts???