Now we are getting the frosts I have put the salt back in the van - if when I clean I think there is a risk of ice forming then I tend to do doors by hand, and where water drips on paths / patios I put a bit of salt down. During the summer I put away a couple of lawn feed containers that are designed to be used as spreaders - they work really well, can lay salt easily - just where I want it, and not too much. Last year when we had the snow I couldnt find rock salt anywhere so I went to the local cash & carry and bought a couple of 25kg bags of cooking salt - I know its not the best, but it works and its cheap. Still got one bag left. How do you guys prepare?