Have you ever considered making an exit bag for yourself? An exit bag is a simple and effective method for painless death. It involves using an airtight bag to create a closed environment, which leads to death by asphyxiation. While it may seem morbid, the reality is that having control over one’s own death is an important aspect of end-of-life planning.

Before we dive into the steps for creating an exit bag, it’s important to note that this method is not encouraged or recommended for anyone who is not suffering from a terminal illness or unbearable pain. It’s also crucial to consider the legal and ethical implications of this decision, as it may be illegal in certain areas. If you do choose to proceed with making an exit bag, it’s important to do so with care and attention to detail to ensure a peaceful and painless passage.

Making an exit bag is a simple process, but it requires attention to detail and safety precautions. With just a few materials, you can create a bag that will provide a peaceful and painless exit from this world. In this section, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of making an exit bag.

Gather Your Materials

Before you start making your exit bag, you need to gather the necessary materials. You will need a heavy-duty plastic bag, a piece of tubing, and a device to regulate the flow of inert gas.

Choose Your Gas

There are several options when it comes to choosing the gas for your exit bag. The most common are helium, argon, and nitrogen. Each gas has its benefits and drawbacks, so it’s essential to research and choose the one that’s right for you.

Secure the Tubing

The tubing will be used to deliver the gas into the bag. It’s essential to make sure the tubing is securely attached to the inflation device before you start the process.

Prep the Bag

Next, you need to prepare the bag. Make sure it’s large enough to cover your head and body comfortably. You may want to add additional layers for softness and comfort.

Test Your Equipment

Before you start the process, it’s important to test your equipment to make sure everything is functioning correctly.

Regulate the Flow of Gas

Once everything is in place, it’s time to regulate the flow of gas. Start slowly and gradually increase the flow until you feel the effects.

Enter the Bag

When you feel the effects of the gas, it’s time to enter the bag. Make sure your head and body are fully covered, and the bag is sealed.

Relax and Let the Gas Take Effect

Once you’re in the bag, relax and let the gas take effect. It may take a few minutes to feel the full effects, but soon you will feel peaceful and painless.

Discard the Bag Safely

When the process is complete, it’s essential to discard the bag safely and with dignity. Wrap the bag in a heavy-duty plastic bag and dispose of it in a responsible manner.

Consider Professional Assistance

While making an exit bag is a viable option, it’s important to consider professional assistance. End-of-life organizations and hospice care can provide resources and support to ensure a peaceful and compassionate exit.

Section 2: Materials Needed to Make an Exit Bag

1. Plastic Bag

The most important component of an exit bag is a plastic bag. You should only choose a plastic bag that is thick enough to hold the gas without breaking or tearing, but thin enough to allow gas to pass through it. So, ensure that you use a high-quality, food-grade plastic bag of appropriate size, which won’t contaminate the intended gas.

2. An Adhesive Tape

The second important material is adhesive tape. This tape is used to seal the bag completely to prevent the gas from escaping outside. You can use clear, plastic adhesive tape, as it works best. Ensure that the tape is transparent so that you can see through the bag and check the progress of the process.

3. A Plastic Tubing

A plastic tubing is needed to deliver the gas into the bag. You’ll need to pierce a small hole at the top corner of the plastic bag and attach one end of the tubing to this hole. The other end of the tubing should lead out of the bag, and the gas will be passed through it.

4. A Patient Regulator

A patient regulator is necessary to regulate the amount of oxygen in the bag. Oxygen flowrate from tank to bag should be between 6-15 L/min. Ensure that the regulator has accurate pressure and flow rate gauges for your safety.

5. A Tank of Inert Gas

You need a tank of inert gas that contains Nitrogen, Argon, or Helium. The purpose of this gas is to replace the oxygen in the bag, so you need to ensure that it’s of high quality. Remember that Oxygen is toxic and should be avoided when making your exit bag.

6. A Mask

To carry out the process safely, you’ll need a mask. A mask will protect you from inhaling the inert gas and any other potential hazards.

7. A Timer or Stopwatch

A timer or stopwatch is needed to keep track of the time you spend in the bag. You should set the time according to your preference, but most people choose 10-15 minutes to attain objective.

8. A Stable Surface

It’s essential to have a stable surface on which you can place the bag and tank. The surface should be sturdy and level to reduce the risk of any unnecessary accidents.

9. A Comfortable Place

You should make sure that you’re in a comfortable location where you won’t be disturbed until the entire process is completed. The last thing you want is for someone to interrupt the process halfway, which can be very dangerous.

10. Safety Measures

Lastly, it’s crucial to prepare for the worst-case scenario. You should ensure that someone knows what you’re doing and where you’re doing it in case of an emergency. You can also set up an alarm or have your phone close in case you need assistance. Be responsible, cautious, and safety conscious.

Tools and materials you’ll need to make your exit bag

Now that you know the importance of having an exit bag and the reasons why you’d need one, let’s look at the tools and materials you’ll need to make one. Before gathering everything up, it’s important to remember that simple and secure is always best. You don’t want your exit bag to be complicated, hard to use or overly expensive. Here’s what you’ll need:

1. High-quality, thick plastic bag or tubing

When looking for the right bag to use, it’s important to choose a high-quality, thick plastic that won’t tear easily. Many people prefer to use Mylar bags for their exit bags, as they are lightweight yet durable and will hold up well.

2. Duct tape or zip ties

You’ll need something to seal your exit bag tightly, so choose either zip ties or duct tape, depending on what you have available or what you’re most comfortable with. If you do opt for zip ties, make sure they are heavy-duty and will hold up under pressure.

3. A plastic tube and mouthpiece

For your exit bag to work properly, you’ll need to be able to inhale and exhale through your mouth. You can use a plastic tube and mouthpiece to facilitate this process. The tube should be long enough to reach from the bottom of the bag to near your mouth, and the mouthpiece should fit securely.

4. Oxygen, nitrogen, or helium tank

You’ll need a tank of an inert gas – such as oxygen, nitrogen, or helium – to fill your bag. You can usually rent or buy these tanks from a medical supply company or welding supply store. Be sure to ask a professional for advice on which type of gas to use and how to use it safely.

5. Gloves and safety glasses

Always remember to use gloves and safety glasses when handling your gas tank, tubing or any other materials. A pair of latex gloves and safety glasses will protect you against possible leaks or any other hazard.


In conclusion, there are only a few things you need to make an exit bag, and all of them are easily available at your local hardware store. It is essential to remember that making an exit bag should be taken seriously and professionally. Be sure to follow all the instructions and guidelines provided when filling up the bag, and remember, safety always comes first. The result is an efficient and easy-to-use system that can give you peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place in case of an emergency.

That’s all folks!

And that’s how you make an exit bag. Be sure to create yours with care and to always have a backup plan. Thank you for taking the time to read this article. We hope you found the information helpful and please don’t hesitate to visit again for more lifelike articles. Take care and stay safe!