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Welcome back to the Success InSight Podcast. Today’s episode is another addition to our Outdoor Adventure Series. 
Our guest today is Travis Puglisi, founder of Wandering Mojave Hiking Services. 

We first met Travis back in February, when he recorded his first podcast episode, and he introduced us to—Wandering Mojave Hiking Services. Here’s a link to episode 3006 with Travis.

You’ll recall that Travis is a 20-year desert resident and offers guided hiking and backpacking experiences in Joshua Tree National Park. Now that summer is in full swing, we’ve asked Travis back so that we can discuss how to prepare for your outdoor desert adventure and stay safe.

Travis’ Outdoor Essentials

  • The fuel for your car
  • Headlamp & Spare Batteries
  • Knife
  • Lighter
  • Pencil (and notepad)
  • Duct Tape or Gaffers TapeSatellite Messenger
  • Water – one gallon per person
  • Food – (Protein Bar, Can of Tuna, Sardines, Mixed Nuts, Sugar, Electrolytes/Salt Tablets
  • Trekking poles
  • First Aid Kit
  • Clothing Layers
  • 18-24 L Pack
  • 3L Water Reservoir

THE MOST IMPORTANT ESSENTIAL – LET PEOPLE KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING Wandering Mojave regularly explores Joshua Tree National Park to create unique routes customized outdoor adventures for the individual or group. Travis utilizes a combination of trails and cross-country trekking, and guests have opportunities to view the park in a way that is always beyond their expectations. You can reach out to Travis and learning more about Wandering Mojave Hiking Services by visiting their website at You can also learn more about Wandering Mojave on the following social sites: FacebookInstagramBlog Click here to visit the Joshua Tree National Park Association & Desert Institute. Their Fall Catalog is available for download.