Rule n°4: a nap under the shelter of a tree? Ok, but without your tent.For two good reasons.The first is the risk of a branch landing on your tent if it's windy. The second:resin, especially pine resin, is not your tent's best friend.
Another tip: if you don't like bees and other flying insects, avoid proximity to flowering bushes.
Rule n°5: always sheltered from the wind.One of the main drawbacks of bivouac is the wind. To sleep without being too shaken up, we recommend that you opt for a well sheltered place (not under the trees, but you already know that!) And drive the tent pegs in well.A little wind doesn't hurt.This helps prevent condensation in your tent, simply because it is a good way to ventilate it.
OUR TIP: position the tent with the entrance against the wind.
Rule n°6: be aware of natural hazards.You don't pitch your tent under a cliff, because of the risk of landslides.The risks of rockfall are to be taken into account, especially when camping in the mountains.
Rule n°7: the sun does not set in the same place as it rises. Yes, if you pitch your tent in the sun, you get up in the shade. If the temperatures are low, choose a spot where the sun will heat the tent up in the morning. Also, you don't pitch your tent in the middle of the afternoon because it can get damaged faster from UV rays.
So you don't get cold, take along a sleeping bag adapted to the temperature. Of course, lightweight is a good idea, because you're going to be carrying it and you don't want to trouble yourself with something too heavy. Good idea:a nice and warm featherweight down, especially if you're going up in altitude.