The weapons and gear I equip varies widely depending on what activity I am partaking in. I find myself constantly having to equip each individual survivor with gear and weapons from mission to mission while looting. My raiding weapons and gear are completely different than looting equipment and also with offensive weapons and defense. There is so much variables and variation in what I use that I find myself spending a lot of time just changing out gear and weapons from task to task.
My idea which I haven't seen in the forums, although I didn't look meticulously, are weapon presets for each survivor. Having 2-3 presets that you can set up for the gear, active gear, and weapons for a survivor and then simply click which preset you want to use whenever you need to change it up. Having offense presets and defense presets respectively.
Say for looting missions I want to use melee weapons and shoes so that I can save on ammunition for raiding. Click the preset with my Aluminum Bat and Running shoes and I'm all set. Now I want to go and raid another compound, but for this I want Assult Rifles with Bandoliers: click my preset for each player and BAM! Ready to go! I have only been playing this game for a week now and I can say that I am already growing tired with constantly switching weapons depending on what I am doing in the game...Having 2 or 3 offensive presets for survivors and maybe just 2 defensive presets for each survivor would be so helpful and I think personally it would take this game to the next level.