I've heard before somewhere that using a camouflage bob is not preferable, stating that your more of a target with it than having a regular backpacking bob.
But I feel in a SHTF scenario it wouldn't matter, every one is a posable target for their supplies. You would want to be more hidden from view and a camouflage bag would be better served. Any thoughts on this?
And if this has been discussed before sorry, couldn't find it.
It has been argued back and forth, many times, on this forum in debates that get almost as heated as the 9mm vs. .45 discussions.
My perspective is mixed. I don't think it matters. If it's a big deal, then go down to your fabric store, buy a couple yards of your favorite non-descript, "grey-man" color, sew a tunnel around the perimeter, thread a bit of 550 cord through it and voila! Instant, low-profile, non-camo pack cover.
If you really believe that someone is going to target you for looking "tactical," then go down to your favorite hippie store and buy a half dozen peace symbol patches, free-the-weed patches and maybe even an anti-gun patch and sew them to your cover. Walk around and give everyone the "peace" sign, make them feel all warm and fuzzy, post-apocalyptica. That should protect you from anyone who's looking to steal stuff after a disaster strikes. . .after all, no one would attack a peace-loving, pot-smoking hippie who hates guns, right? (yeah, that's supposed to be sarcastic).
Most will tell you to try and find something inbetween.
Our personal kits are all neutral-color, military-style packs. These are usually either OD/ranger green or tan/coyote in colors. This is the same way we dress. . .in neutral colors that blend into most environments.
I think it's more your clothing that will draw attention to you. If you show up wearing a $400 expedition pack fresh from REI, looking brand-spanking-new, wearing your Tilley Hat, Oakley carbon-fiber sunglasses, Patagonia shirt and Columbia "convertible" pants with a nice pair of Vasques. . .just as if you stepped out of your 2013 Range Rover, then I think you're going to draw a crap-ton of unwanted attention.
However, if your gear looks used, maybe even a bit dirty and is relatively low-profile, I don't think you'll have anything to worry about. A simple pack-cover can cover up a lot of camo for a few bucks. Make it from sil-nylon, and you have a waterproof rain-cover, as well.
Just some thoughts, hope they help.