just don't make a habit of assuming. Packs and bedrolls were left but their weapons and whatever they had stashed in their garments were taken with them. How or why they are gone is kinda like a scooby doo mystery (Did they get abducted or leave on their own volition?)
Hang in there tiamat. I'm sure RL will smooth out for you eventually.
While the game is on hold, I wondered if you had any objections at all to our finishing up the night and maybe waking up tomorrow morning and starting to talk about what, if anything, we're going to do about the missing party members and where the group thinks it should go from here.
I don't know if you have any plans for us to encounter plot or if there's something else other than waking up and cooking breakfast that will befall us in the morning that might make continuing character interactions a bad idea.
As long as we recognize that the world outside our encampment is paused and we don't try to interact with it in anyway, can we talk and plan and whatnot so that once RL settles back down we can unpause the world and head out?