When it comes to being prepared for winter weather, I don't mess around. I'm not one to struggle with one of those little ice scrapers that you can get as free promotional giveaways. I go big or don't go at all.

Our news director, Tom Mongelli, was marveling earlier at my snow brush, which could easily double as a weapon in a pinch.

Here's the way I see it - if you have an unpleasant job to do (like clearing all the snow and ice off of your vehicle), you might as well make it as easy as possible.

So I make sure I'm prepared.

What are the tools of winter for you? Do you have a souped up snow blower? Maybe industrial grade ice-melt? Tell us in the comments!