One handy item I own is a Jungle Hammock which packs quite compact. If you're around trees you can sleep off the ground with screen enclosure and a
good roof over your head. If you are in the open.......you can pitch it on the ground and still be just as enclosed. You'll just need six tent pegs and a couple of two foot tall poles along with some cord to rig it with.
This will seperate you from the creepy crawlies, misquitos, gnats, and other varmits of the night time. The bottom is usually a heavy canvas and the rest is lighter weight water proofed nylon and net screen. Some people go the extra steps and sew curtains to the outside of the screen at the roof which can be rolled up and tied in nice weather, or rolled down and tied if rainy or windy.
But if I thought the weather forecast was for big thunderstorms or electrical storms I wouldn't be out over night relying on a tent of any kind for shelter.