Then my wife said something. "Why would we arm people that didn't prepare for themselves?" I was stumped. I guess kind of like if a kid can identify your password, you need a new password. My wife is NOT very tactically minded, and even she was able to identify this.
I understand her logic.
But then there are things like heavy lifting, maintaining perimeter, OP, cooking, water, or they just have skills you don't such as medical, electrical, etc..
If all you got is you it doesn't take much to stretch you too thin.
And then somebody always has to walk point...