Without getting into a bunch of details and favorite recipes let me add that I make it a lot with a dehydrator also. If you have some venison then that is as good as it gets but if you don't then a lean London Broil works very well. However, I like to slice it across the grain so it doesn't pull my dentures out trying to eat it.
Wally World has a jerky kit (See JPG)that works with ground meat (the leaner the better). It's like a grease gun with a tip that lays it out in cute little flat jerky strips. Works very well with the dehydrator and they also have the additives to add for different flavors such as teriyaki and such. My favorite marinade with the slice meat is Allegro Hot and Spicy but just use your favorite and it will be tasty.
Oops, I said I wasn't going to get too wordy, oh well.