At Salkan, we’re firm believers that what you do on your adventures, and where you go, says a lot about who you are. We talk about ‘The Outpost’ as an idea – a place in our wildest dreams. It’s as much about the journey getting there, as what it’s like when you arrive. Not restricted to one place, it could be a remote hut on an island or a bar in a bustling city, only known by few.
Since we’re in the mood of dreaming about future adventures, we’re sharing what The Outpost looks like to Will, co-founder here at Salkan.
My outpost would be somewhere to escape, play around with ideas and build and make things. A mountain refuge picked up and put by the sea with a workshop and studio inside. A place to tinker.
Will’s Outpost Playlist
The hut itself would have that cabin look. Like something that would be in a Wes Anderson ﬁlm or Prospect Cottage on Dungeness. Timber cladding and a tin roof – very simple! Somewhere where the mountains and sea meet, plenty of nature and all four seasons of the year.
Inside would be somewhere between a workshop and art studio, a space to be creative and make things. Not too cluttered and plenty of space to think. Geoff McFetridge’s studio would ﬁt the bill.
I grew up sailing and spent a few years working on boats before setting up Salkan, so I would need something to get out on the water. Just like the cabin, something simple to play around with.
Cooking and food would also be part of what I imagine doing at The Outpost. Chef Eduardo Garcia throws some impressive meals together out in the wild in the Hungry Life Series. I wouldn’t mind cooking and eating this way at The Outpost.