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Walter Murray Collegiate
Inspiring Learning

​​Personal Items

We advise students not to purchase any new equipment until after the first week of school when we discuss specific requirements fo​r 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/provincial 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
Note: Students are encouraged to borrow or find used gear that has been well taken care of. As we do not want money to be a barrier to participation, we have accumulated a large stockpile of gear to lend out. Students can also access the Alumni Fund to purchase needed items.