"Resources are short, and, as you said: there was no will or living relatives. We can use them for food and the manure to help with producing more powder."
We'll want to make sure we don't keep them too far on the outskirts, where they might get attacked by trogs.
If the next day is still, Elizabeth wants to scout the surrounding area as a hawk. She wants to look for any more hunters, to see if any trogs are out (or if they're alive at the cave), and just is looking for anything else.