I took this little puppy out the other day in the snow and cold and was very impressed with it. As long as you use dry wood, it cooks lke a house afire. :super: Use green twigs and it will smoke and sputter.
For snowshoe hiking and camping, I always take a cookie sheet or something similar along as well which I use to build an open fire on. Usually a few logs, then the cookie sheet, then the fire. But the cookie sheet also provided great stability for the little cooker. I don't mind the weight at all during the winter because my gear usually rides on a toboggan that I pull. I think if you plan to use this in the winter by placing it on a bed of logs, you will need to spend some time with an axe to plane the logs to get a nice stable platform. The cookie sheet is worth the weight, imo, because it will save you some hassle, especially for quick lunches on the trail.
. . . deliverance will not come from the rushing, noisy centres of civilization. It will come from the lonely places. - Fridtjof Nansen