Orienteering stuff for sale
Dunedin Orienteering O gear
Trimtex shirts in custom Dunedin Orienteering / Otago colours. Dunedin wording on the back and front, and Otago wording on both sleeves. Contact Jeni Pelvin to put your name down for the next order. 2021 price was about $100 each, with a minimum of 10 required for an order. Look at the Grassy Knoll Outdoors website for style details.
Sport Ident Sticks
We have a few Sport Ident sticks / chips available for sale in the club caravan. There are two options available:
SI9 [Yellow] - holds 50 punches- $80
SIAC (different colours), holds 120 punches and usable with SI Air - $120
If you wish to trade-in your own red SI8, for an SI9, the cost will be $50. Or to trade in for a SIAC, the cost will be $90.
For further SIAC and orienteering accessory purchasing options, visit MapSport
If you're looking at purchasing a beginner compass for orienteering purposes, we recommend Silva Field or Ranger or Suunto A10 or A30. These compasses double up as being good for tramping and learning how to take bearings. They're more robust than thumbcompasses as they don't tend to break when you fall over.
We recommend you only purchase a thumbcompass once you're serious about orienteering and/or are already competent at taking AND following bearings.
Don't just borrow an old compass from someone else until you are sure it isn't a Northern Hemisphere one, and that you've cross-checked against a functional one that it is pointing properly to North. Sometimes the needle can be dislodged and it is pointing somewhere else!
Note that orienteering maps are all aligned to Magnetic North, and compasses point to Magnetic North.
GPS on phones, watches, etc, point to True North.