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The Peaceful Pill Handbook Storage - Shelf life (St - 5)
There is a strong preference for methods that use substances, drugs or items that do not deteriorate with time. Legality (L -5) This criteria is of great importance to some choosing a method.
All of the methods described in this book have been given an Exit RPA Test score. The maximum possible is 60 points, the higher the score the ‘better’ the method. Some criteria will vary of course depending on an individual’s particular circumstances.
The RPA Test rating should only ever be used as a general guide.
Example #1 The RPA for the Exit Bag with Nitrogen (see Hypoxic Death) Test Factor
This is good, but technique is important Peacefulness:
There is some short term awareness and alarm Availability:
Necessary items are (usually) available Preparation:
Items require assembly and coordination Undetectability:
R=8/10 P=7/10 A=8/10 Pr=1/5 U=5/5 If items removed, totally undetectable, even at autopsy