Living in Missouri, I got about 4 inches of snow today. I also happened to conveniently run out of distilled water today. As I was about to walk down the block to our local grocery, I realized there was plenty of what I needed outside! So I grabbed a large plastic container, scooped off the top 2 inches of snow from a pretty big patch in my front lawn, and let it melt! Now I ahve just over 2 gallons of water to use for the next week or so!