Good article. Just be a tad careful about marketing tripod "snowshoe" attachments - you might tread on a patentTripod Snowshoes
I've spent many years shooting in the backcountry in northern Canada, and about all I'd add to this is if you are going to remote areas, take along basic survival equipment, and know how an Athabascan snowhouse works and how to build one. That can easily save your life if you get caught out overnight unexpectedly. There's lots of good materials on survival equipment and techniques so I won't repeat them here. Suffice to say, be very aware of where you are, and that things can (and sometimes do) go wrong. That said, enjoy it!
Thanks for writing this. Good idea (it should be reposted next autumn as well).