A question I have never been able to get answered... Is there anything in any manual anywhere giving instructions for what a soldier is to do if he is "odd man out" and there is no one to join up with to create a tent? I find it very hard to believe this wasn't addressed as it had to happen quite often in the field.
When my Grandpa was in basic he was doing the Bouivac or however you spell it. He told me that there was an extra guy and that he had to sleep in my Grandpa's tent. He was short enough to fit in between both folding poles. That was during Korea so I imgaine they had the tents with 2 closed ends.