The purpose of snowshoes is to make traversing snowy fields easier. By distributing your weight over a wider surface area, you'll be less likely to sink into the snow. You can make your own snowshoe using just some 550 cord, a pocket knife and whatever small, bendable branches you can find around you. This is a great survival skill to know, and it's also a lot of fun if you're just looking to play around in the snow.
Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen
Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.