Hang tight fellas! I'm hurrying (trying to beat the snow)!
haha well too late for us folks in Alaska. Its here already.
Back on topic though, just my two cents:
-no matter how big your tires, how high your lift is, or 4x4, it wont help braking. Ive seen countless Giant lifted trucks stuck in the snow banks; usually first ones to see there.
-Think always of worst case scenerio-keep food, med kit, tool kit, warmth, clothing, tow straps, jumper cables, BOTTLE OF WASHER FLUID (best idea ever), anything and everything that might be needed in emergency.
-Someone said earlier about changing oil (if time comes) to thinner in winter. Ive always gone to a thinner oil, especially when it gets down to 30 below, it helps the engine get going for sure.
-cat litter, sandbags, gravel, or even chains can help give you traction in times of need. I carry a large chain "borrowed" from work in my wj in winter. Tossing it under the wheels help get some traction going.
-When coming to a stop, like someone said earlier, I like to shift into Neutral. Stops the drive train forward pull.
-Lastly, here in AK at least, many folks put a piece of cardboard or something similar in front of the radiator. Dont cover it completely, but partially so the engine heats up better and keeps at good temps. Negative temps tend to keep the temp lower than wanted.
Cant think of much else, cant wait to see the final outcome.