bivouac

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bivouac

[′biv·ə‚wak]
(ordnance)
An encampment set up for a short period of time by using tents.
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the X-long patrol sleeping bag, intermediate cold weather sleeping bag and bivy cover
Last on the must-have list is a quality bivy sack or lightweight tent.
The zero degree bag also features a waterproof breathable slip-cover designed to replace a bivy sack that will keep you and the bag warm and dry, whether on a ledge or in rainy condensation filled tent.
the Bivy 30 ($349) serves as a roomy daypack or short-term bivvy pack.
Bivy is short for bivouac, which was originally a term used for a military encampment with only tents or improvised shelters.
It consists of a 0 degrees F Guardian heavyweight bag, a 30 degrees F lightweight Bag, a bivy cover, a compression stuff sack and a mesh storage bag.
Military Clothing; Survival Equipment; Cold Weather Clothing, Gloves, Hats; Bivy Sacks & Small Personal Shelters
He continued to say the aim was to "outfit every Reservist exactly like a Regular, including such things as respirators (gas masks), combat blankets, bivy bags and sleeping bags.
The next day brought one close encounter with a herd bull but little else, so on day two we left camp fully loaded for a four-day bivy trip.
For weeks on end, my lifestyle consisted of days of near starvation, coupled with cold nights spent in a bivy sack on wind-blown saddles.
In addition to the bags, the system includes a waterproof bivy cover and a stuff sack to complete the package.
Always use the waterproof bivy cover with the sleeping bags.