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bivouac

[′biv·ə‚wak]
(ordnance)
An encampment set up for a short period of time by using tents.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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[USPRwire, Wed Jul 24 2019] Global Bivy Sacks Market Overview One of the best ways to reduce weight while planning for mountaineering or hiking, is by eradicating a tent.
Depending on how light you want to go, opt for a premium quality bivy sack (the lightest option), a compact single-wall tent (the best compromise of comfort and one-man portability), or a double-wall tent split between you and a hunting partner (the warmest, driest, but heaviest option).
* the regular-sized patrol sleeping bag, intermediate cold weather sleeping bag and bivy cover
Gear is kept to a minimum: My bivy sack, sleeping bag and air mattress together weighed a total of 3.5 pounds.
Once I get my new military bag all packed up, a sleeping bag, air mattress and bivy bag are tied on as well.
I stumbled across it when I was much in need of a better night's sleep than my new bivy bag could offer.
It consists of a camouflaged water-resistant, breathable bivy cover, a lightweight patrol bag, an intermediate cold-weather bag and a compression sack to store and carry the system.
They then sheltered overnight in bivy bags as they braced the freezing conditions.
A few of these tools are: GPS, super light bivy and tent shelters, flyweight sleeping bags, marker light locators, hiking staffs, cell phones, handheld radios, insect repellants, compact water purifiers, weather radios, survival kits, first aid kits, storm garments.
One goal, for example, was riding 200 miles one weekend, camping out at night and simulating race conditions by carrying all the gear required for the Iditabike, including a portable stove and fuel to melt snow for water, a winter sleeping bag insulated to 20 degrees below, four bottles of water, bivy sack (a one-person shelter) and spare tubes and tool kit for the mountain bike.
But he continued to organize his bivy pack as we talked, and at about 10 p.m.
Sitka has cut down on pockets to reduce weight, but luckily, the Bivy 30 has some necessities, such as a built-in rain fly and a sleeping pad (albeit thin, it is better than not having one).