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Depends on the situation and therefore the gear you have along and the environment you are in. For example if you are on an alpine tour, you can do similar as we did this year in a bivouac: try to get in wind protected area (not so important in your case but even with a tent it changes your comfort) get a flat surface (heads up) lay your ropes directly ...
Piles of clothes (though not that comfortable) they do help insulate you when it's cold (one of the main things a sleeping mat does is insulate you from the ground to keep you warm, not just make it more comfortable).
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