Even the most prepared person will experience some surprises while camping. That’s why it pays to be inventive. Improvisation is a great skill to have especially when you’re not in your natural environment.

If you experience a challenge while camping, it’s important to think outside the box. Being able to do so can change the way you look at things going forward. Things seem less of a problem when you have a clear solution in mind, right?

Here are some hacks you’ll want to try on your next camping trip:

If your feet are cold, fill up your water bottle with hot water.

Place it at the bottom of your sleeping bag for toasty toes all night long.

Create your own lamp using a headlamp and a clear water bottle.

Strap the lamp onto the water bottle. You’ll want to make sure that the light faces forward so that it reflects off the water. It’s mood lighting, at its best, but still better than being in the dark.

Keep a spare pair of socks in your bag for sleeping.

Having a clean pair of socks to wear while you sleep is something special. REI calls them “sacred socks”.

Don’t toss the silica gel packs away.

Put them in your cookware and a quick and easy way to prevent rust. It keeps them out of the trash and helps you maintain clean cookware for all the campfire food you’ll be cooking the next time you camp.

A few simple hacks is all it takes to make your next camping trip one to remember. You’ll feel more comfortable by taking the suggestions listed above and using them while spending time in the Great Outdoors. A little creativity goes a long way in making you feel right at home at your campsite.