An outside setting would be very cool! I’ve only had one outdoor experience, it was next to a mountain lake under a bunch of pine trees, very fun! I wouldn’t expect you’d need any netting, Pahrump being in the desert and all. Bugs are pretty scarce in the Mojave, you need standing water to breed pests like mosquitoes. I camp all over the Mojave and usually sleep in the open under the stars, never had a bug issue. Snakes and scorpions would be more of a concern. I’d prefer a camp fire to keep the creepy crawlies away (and it adds to the ambiance).
Flint, it doesn’t get humid in Pahrump, the average relative humidity is something like 30%. It does get hot, but getting sweaty is part of the experience. 🙂