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  • Sandy

    No more icy steps or sidewalks. We bought the last 2 bags of Ice Melt at the store yesterday....whoever even dreamed we would need it here!!! Nice to know you can make your own. But please let this be our last Winter Storm!!!

  • Cara Osburn White

    Helpful hints for winter

  • Bonnie Hall-Smedley

    homestead survival tip for icy steps and sidewalks

  • Leigh Ann Bowman

    .For icy steps in freezing temps. Mix 1 tsp Dawn dish soap, 1 tblsp. rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gal hot/warm water and pour over walkways. Won't refreeze.

  • Cassondra Bergstrom

    Great idea for icy steps and walkways!

  • Cathy Setter

    For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 tsp of Dawn dish washing liquid, 1 TBSP of rubbing alcohol & 1/2 gallon hot/warm water & pour over walkways. They won't refreeze. ****This is so much better for dog's paws than Rock Salt****

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