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Discussion: where to sell/donate pin punches?

in: Orienteering; General

Jun 6, 2018 6:28 PM # 
This is John Godino with the Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC) in Portland Oregon.

Our club has a surplus of red pin punches. Over 200, to be more exact.
We would like to sell them for a low cost, or perhaps even donate them, to clubs who might be in need. Do you know any club who could use pin punches?

Thank you,
Jun 7, 2018 3:33 AM # 
Hey John, I could use about 12. I’m putting on a training meet without e punch for CAOC I’ll pay for the shipping and whatever you need.
Here is my address
3009 136 th ave
Kenosha, Wi 53144
Jun 7, 2018 3:56 PM # 
Hi John, I'm a junior moving to Bozeman to start college at MSU next fall, and there's a good chance I'll be trying to start up an orienteering culture in while I'm there. Of course, I'll have do do some mapmaking first, but if I end up putting on a small meet, it would be nice to have some punches, perhaps 40 of them. Not sure about funding but maybe if in a couple months you're still trying to get rid of them, you could let me know. Thanks :)
Jun 17, 2018 4:09 AM # 
Hey John if you are not getting any takers, maybe you could send me 20-25.
I’m making home made stands with the pin punch’s.
Jun 18, 2018 8:22 AM # 
The pin punch's what? Dammit man your post is hanging by a thread! Time to put a hole in it.
Jun 19, 2018 1:16 AM # 
John, I can always use some extras for OUSA's new club starter kits. Let me know.
Jun 20, 2018 2:35 PM # 
schristoph: If you would like write to me at gordhun at rogers dot com and we can discuss mapping at MSU and in the Bozeman area. I think we can help you 'hit the ground running' when you get there.
Jun 20, 2018 6:29 PM # 
I recently received four small sections of lidar for the Bozeman and Gallatin County area. I spoke with a friend from Bozeman about what areas to create basemaps for. Now I just need to find the time to separate out the areas of interest and do the basemap creation.
Jun 20, 2018 7:59 PM # 
You're a good man Mathew.
I've been playing with improving on the MSU product on Open Street Map and I'll keep doing that but the best contour detail I have been able to find is a USGS 20 foot interval. It's not bad as the contours aren't that significant and there are a few places where contours can be 'fudged in' by reading the street view images.
But the hills to the east of Bozeman.... they're delicious for orienteering and rogaines.
(How did we get so far from talking about pin punches?)
Jun 25, 2018 5:47 PM # 
John - Try schools! There is no way I will ever bother with epunching for the short class I teach at school, but I would absolutely use punches!
Jun 27, 2018 2:33 AM # 
John I work closely with the Boy Scouts in Cincinnati. They would be delighted to have some PP to use in setting up courses for the orienteering merit badge or to create courses during summer camp.

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