While in New Jersey/Vermont, we used tents and slept in three different places. The first place we slept in was in tents, luckily we used tents more than any other form. We were lucky because sleeping in tents had more pros than cons. The first pro was it kept bugs out if you kept it closed. Meaning you wouldn't be attacked while you were sleeping by mosquitoes or spiders. Another pro was that it protected us from the rain much better then the tarps and decks. The bad thing about the tent was that if any bugs would come in, they would stay in and just eat us alive. Another bad thing was that if anybody had serious B.O the smell would sufficate us.
The second place we slept in was in decks.Sleeping in decks is my personal favorite for two main reasons. The first reason was because their was fresh air. So unlike tents you weren't encaged, you were out on porches sleeping. The second pro is no bugs. Since we weren't sleeping in the woods there wasn't many bugs so we can actually sleep outside and not get bitten by tons of bugs. The third pro was the hard wood floor. This was actually good because unlike tarps and tents we weren't sleeping on rocks and twigs. The one con though was the space. Everybody had barely any leg room so we had to sleep in balls. The second con was rain puddles. When ever it rained on the deck, sometimes the rain would sliver towards the sleeping bags and get someone wet.
The third place and the worst was tarps. The only good thing I can possibly think of is that can be set up in less than 2-3 minutes. The First con was the bugs. Since tarps are open unlike tents, bugs could get in. And those bugs were biting on us like there was no tomorrow. The second con was that it was extremely packed for 6 guys considering that the tarp is not that big. The last con was that it smelled. Which is very weird since the tarp is open.
During nights we had discussions with each other. We would talk about our day and if we had any problems with anybody from the camp. For example: someone had a problem with someone else because they acted cocky and showed off. We would also play small pranks on each other. Like shaking someones tent or screaming for help when their was nothing to be helped on. For example: the first night we were there, the girls screamed for help and some of the guys ran over to their tent it was all a prank.