Here's what I'm not doing this weekend anymore as I've had a bowt of insomnia this week and I'm wasted...
This is how I bivvy. I use the outer of an old one man tent as a shelter, my thermarest and sleeping bag - which Willow sleeps on too. Even when I'm in it she sleeps on it!
When there is two of us on a bivvy this is how we like to set up. It makes it easier to throw things at each other and talk rubbish all night. It also means we can put the fire between us and catch the heat in both tarps. When it gets late we can climb into our sleeping bags and still maintain the fire, continuing to talk crap and poke each other with sticks.
A bivouac is totally different to staying on the land. Everything is light, compact and each thing I carry has to have more than one use.
So, this is a post about what I'm not doing.