In the 70s, the Carry In/Carry Out trend emerged when conservationists began discouraging campers from a common disposal practice of burning or burying cans and glass containers. By now, our labware bottles had caught on with the hiking and adventuring subculture. Even the company president's son was using our bottles containers on his Boy Scout camping trips. This, coupled with the Carry In/Carry Out trend, gave our president an idea: market these labware products as high-quality hiking and camping essentials.
With that, Nalgene Outdoor was born.