Two things I've been thinking about regarding the pack itself is what it look likes and what I need to limit the weight to (which determines the size).
1. I think looks are important because we make judgments about others based on looks, but I'm not really sure what look a BOB should have? I don't want a tactical bag because it says militant to nice people and supplies to bad ones. I'm starting to think the shopping cart and homeless look is the way to go?
I might be making too much out of this but I really do think the look of the pack is important (first impressions and all that). What type of person would you want to come across while bugging out?
2. Size really does matter. Too big and I'm going to try and carry too much stuff. I know with a large load I'm going to travel slow (with a lot of breaks) and burn way too many calories. I want a smaller pack just so I have to limit my load.
Right now I've got a patrol pack and fanny pack. It works well for lighter loads which I like but I'm rethinking it.