This sounds great!Are you going for ground and then gunned out jerky, or whole muscle jerky? I try to stick with whole muscle style jerky, and I use Alton Browns marinade, always a hit.
2lbs of meat (cut to what you consider jerky sized pieces
2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
1 Tbsp honey
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon liquid smoke (if using a dehydrator)
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Mix it all up and marinade overnight in a ziplock bag.
It's simple, but tasty!
As for storage, if I make a lot, I vacuum seal it and freeze. Once a package is open, it's gone in a day or two around my house.