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biv·ou·ac

 (bĭv′o͞o-ăk′, bĭv′wăk′)
n.
A temporary encampment often in an unsheltered area.
intr.v. biv·ou·acked, biv·ou·ack·ing, biv·ou·acs also biv·ou·acks
To camp in a bivouac.

[French, from German dialectal beiwacht, supplementary night watch : bei-, beside (from Middle High German bi-, from Old High German; see ambhi in Indo-European roots) + Wacht, watch, vigil (from Middle High German wahte, from Old High German wahta; see weg- in Indo-European roots).]
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Noun1.bivouacking - the act of encamping and living in tents in a campbivouacking - the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation - the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"
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The Chronicle reported that the children had been found, with their parents, living in a bivouac shelter - basically a rough tent - first near the Coast Road and, later, near the Rising Sun Colliery.
The bird then had to either peer at the bivouac shelter entrance, or land among the ants when ants were active outside the bivouac to be counted.
Founded by an outdoor enthusiast who once designed space suits for NASA, Nemo Equipment has introduced a bivouac shelter called the Burrito.