Look for natural wind blocks, be it hill's, large shrubs/bushes! Also the position of your tarp in relation to the wind/rain/elements can have a huge effect on warmth, staying dry, etc...!
Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....
"yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
It's always best if your an early riser!
I like hiking as it's like exercise!