Not that I’m a “prepper” or anything, but after looking on-line for food dehydrators, I noticed that all you really need is a heat source and air circulation. So instead of tossing even more bananas into our freezer (for the gallons of fruit smoothies I’ll make if it ever gets warm in Leadville), I sliced them thinly, spread them on a cookie rack and tossed them into our always-warm-because-of-the-pilot-light-gas-oven.
Voila! Banananana chips the next day. I suddenly feel guilty about wasting all that unused heat for so many years. Looks like I’ll be doing lots of slicing soon.
But now I might need a vacuum sealer. Any suggestions?