This morning we went out and had to clear about an inch of dry powder, so instead of shoveling we used backpack blowers. I was kinda doubtful about how effective it would be, but it worked wonders. since it was just powder it blew right off and left the walks DRY! this was very nice b/c we didn't have to salt the wlks when we were done. anyways just wondering if anyone else has tried this.