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What are these red, air-filled, pod-shaped pieces of vintage outdoor gear?

While I'm not sure, something that popped in my head is that it looks like it could be an early avalanche airbag system. See this history of airbags page for a picture of (one of) the first system ...
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What is this protrusion on the bottom of the sailboat?

Depth sounder transducer This is the transducer for your depth sounder. You should be able to find a cable running from that transducer inside the vessel to the depth sounder display (assuming it's ...
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What type of fishing lure is this?

Unless there is a certain terminology for "backside" plugs, this is a plug (or as I know it: a wobbler. No idea which term is more commonly used around where you live). Wikipedia Link I had to bust ...
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What do I call this hat(?) with sun protection on the sides?

One name for it is a Legionnaires Cap or hat.
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What is this protrusion on the bottom of the sailboat?

It used to be the direct discharge for the head into the water. Here is a blog about a boat similar to yours, asking if it is illegal It was not unusual in the era of your boats manufacture to ...
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Can anyone identify this JanSport external frame backpack?

Type Cascade (D) 1 from the second half of the 70ies. I bought mine (complete khaki) in 1980. The cascade (D) 2 had larger side pockets and a large square sized leather "badge" with the JS logo sewed ...
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Can anyone identify this JanSport external frame backpack?

In the absence of any overwhelming evidence to the contrary, I'm obligated to go with the last bit of information I was ab le to glean from the manufacturer: Hello Digger, Thank you for sending the ...
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Can anyone identify this JanSport external frame backpack?

Edit: It is a McKinley. The difference is the padded hip belt vs the frame extending to the side of the hips. The backpack in OPs picture features the padded hip belt. http://www.outdoorinov8.com/...
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Can anyone identify this JanSport external frame backpack?

I know this is a late post but i just ran across it as I want to depart from my pack. This sure likes like my Cascade from late 1970's, so I side with Jansport support. I still have mine. My wife has ...
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Can anyone identify this JanSport external frame backpack?

I don't have a photo readily available but it looks like my wifes Cascade in design. They made a smaller frame size for women but unlike my D3 hers is like your pictured without any lashes straps ...
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What model of Hanwag boots are those?

Not sure if this is still important, but those are the Standard Hanwag Trapper GTX, they are out of production, but some shops still have a few sizes in stock. I just ordered some here: https://www....
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What type of boat is this with a single mast and a square sail?

That is a cog, A cog is a type of ship that first appeared in the 10th century, and was widely used from around the 12th century on. Cogs were clinker-built, generally of oak, which was an abundant ...
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What type of fishing lure is this?

The name of it was a bomber. Back in the 50s. Very good old lure back then. Or plug. Have used them often in younger years. They were a good fish catcher & have been for years. It seems lures ...
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