Here are some suggestions and ideas to have for in TLD.
1: Recycle the use of ruined sewing kits, converting them into scrap metal.
2: Using bones, claws, antlers, and teeth for various tools or weapons - i.e. bone shards to make sewing needles to restore sewing kits, leg bones attached with wolf or bear jawbones to use as clubbing weapons, bones turned into knives.
3: Full discarding of ruined items that can't be recycled.
4: Recycling cans to also be used for scrap metal, converting into knife blades, fishing hooks, or even as a deterrent system (a string of cans that rattle to startle away wolves) if they get close to one's camp, or make the cooking pot.
5: Ruined food items should be used as bait for wolves and bears.
6: Goggles - to help combat blizzards.
7: Better blood trails on wounded animals - There have been a few times the blood trails would suddenly end and disappear leaving the corpse of the animal in an unknown location and direction.
8: Craft a bedroll from deer, wolf, and/or cloth if one can't find or kill a bear or moose.
9: Crafting candles from animal fat.
10: Crafting a sled, the sled can be used to carry supplies or dragging the carcasses of the animals hunted. (Scrap metal, cedar limb, cured intestine)
11: Keeping meat outside in a container (container, trunk, etc.) will keep the meat fresher longer and/or freezes it for later use, lessens decay rate greatly.
12: Slingshot (cured intestine, branch -stick-, stone), stones would be used for the ammo of it. If you can't throw a rock at a rabbit, test yourself with a slingshot. Using it on wolves would spook them on contact. Or even be crafted with sticks and anything rubber found in the game, or have the other kind of slingshot (primitive slingshot) using a cured intestine or cloth.
13: Tinder box, the metal container could be used and can be converted to be used to carry the embers from a fire to help start a new fire without using other materials to start fires. - Portable Stove (that can have embers in it to keep it ready for use) gives heat to the character while on the go (can only last a few hours before it snuffs out).
14: Handmade handsaw, crafted from using scrap metal (or cans) with cloth or cured intestine.
15: Bait traps, i.e. a knife would be used to hidden in meat or covered in animal blood and positioned in snow or ice (or tied down or onto something stationary) so the bear or wolf would eat/lick it and damage themselves on the blade causing them to bleed (this is an old method to kill predators).
16: Cutting up down trees - trees that have already fallen down and such should be able to be cut up and used for firewood.
17: Rummaging burned out remains of buildings, charcoal, and possible metal items to be found.
18: Repair outdoor buildings. Like the Mountaineer's Hut, there should be a way to repair the holes in the roof and such to help keep the place warmer on colder days. Also being able to make makeshift doors for certain places and fishing huts.
19: Build various types of winter shelters.
20: Handwarmers, they would be one-time use and handy when freezing to death. They can be recycled for another use or put in the fire for fuel after they are used up.
21: Drying rack - for making jerky and dried fish, these food items would last longer.
22: Hollowed out tree logs for shelter.
23: Bottles of honey - can be used for food and healing.
24: Hard candy - can be crafted with the use of honey, can also be used as bait for deer and moose.
25: Various canned soups, canned meats, canned cat food, loose nuts and seeds (can be bait for deer, moose, and rabbits), harvesting bird eggs from nests, etc..
26: Crafting a stone hammer - can be put together with stone, fir log, and cured intestine.
27: Interacting with furniture - can sleep on couches, rest on chairs, convert bathtubs into beds, etc..
28: Bone Broth - crafting/cooking this gives warming effects after consumption or mixed with other food items to make stew in a pot.
29: Crafting a wood lantern - when your storm lantern is broken, you should be able to craft one that uses sticks for the fire use. It helps light the way but also keeps you warm as long as you have sticks in your inventory.
30: Uses for the hay bales, possibly some craftable things - can be used for warmth, bedding, fire starter, etc...
31: Able to place things. - This would allow us to organize places we have made our camp bases in. It'll be easier to keep things sorted out and not dumped piles on the ground.
32: More animals - foxes, mule deer, mountain goats, wolverine, cougar, lynx, caribou, elk, grizzly bears, birds, etc... Animals of Canada, maybe even a random polar bear along the coast.
33: Alarm system - using cans and cured intestine to set up a small alarm trap to scare off bears or wolves that trigger when they touch it. It will scare them away for a time. This will help keep certain areas safe from them in ambushing you or killing off, perhaps, rabbits or deer you have in the area. Or even help protect your outdoor camp.
34: Avalanches - Depending on what's happening via weather or if a firearm is discharged, there should be a chance for an avalanche to happen.