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Walter Murray Collegiate
Inspiring Learning

Personal Gear

We advise that you do not purchase any new equipment until after the first week of school when we will discuss specific requirements for gear.

Day Pack Essentials

  • Compass (provided)
  • Painter rope (provided)
  • Notebook/journal (provided)
  • Rain suit (high quality -- yellow rubber suits won't stand up to our trips!)
  • Whistle
  • Watch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water bottle
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Writing utensils
  • Hat/toque
  • Knife with a locking blade
  • Small tarp
  • City/province map
  • Lunch

Other Gear

  • Three-season sleeping bag
  • Polypropylene or merino wool long underwear
  • Hiking boots
  • Day pack (around 35L)
  • Appropriate clothing for all weather (including winter boots)
  • Bike/helmet/lock
  • Bus pass

*We encourage students to borrow or find used gear that has been well taken care of. We do not want money to be a barrier to participation in this program so we have accumulated a large stockpile of gear to lend out, and can access the Alumni Fund to purchase needed items*