This winter, we purchased Calcium Chloride pellets to sprinkle on the ice patches that form on our walks. We purchased a 50 pound bag at the Crafty Beaver store. We initially went it for salt, but was told the Calcium Chloride was all they carry. And so we bought some. It is supposed to be better for the environment. You can read more about it in this article on the Green is Sexy blog.
With cold comes ice