Seems just about every war we engage in we are behind the curve on cold weather warfare. USMC has sent some folks to Finland and Norway for exercises. After Korea we should have been prepared and stayed prepared but after the collapse of the Soviet Union we let our cold weather fighting capabilities run down. Many units tried to keep up and improve their capabilities which showed a realization of the necessity to remain able to fight in the cold.
Our Eskimo Scouts here in Alaska have always supplemented their issue gear as have the regular military units and done a fairly good job. The good old "bunny boot" is still going strong it sounds like, some of the civilian winter climbing gear and snow mobile works well, I see folks are adapting it.
Great to see folks sharing info and experience, good show guys.