I remember when I was about 10-12 years old, I used to camp a lot in the summer. I would love it, but I hated the hassle and work of getting out there and setting up and packing up and leaving. Keep in mind, we used an RV, so it wasn't nearly as fun as roughing it.

Fast forward about 7 years, and I found myself in army basic training, sleeping out in the woods in a two person tent (each person would carry one half of a small tent and stakes).

Fast forward again another 5 years, and I'm sitting here, thinking back on all that, and thinking to myself "that was pretty fun..." I was in El Salvador for a couple weeks last year, and I was pretty much living in a somewhat cleared forest. And I never slept better in my life... it was so quiet (except the generators... but eh), and the tents let all the breeze in.

What are your thoughts on sleeping outside, though? No shelter, no bed or cot... just you, the ground, and the sky.