An earlier poster has also asked about this method and found this post (below) I think this is a great idea on paper- but it needs more exploration and tips to make it the most comfortable:
I found this post, it sounds right up my alley.
I feel like this could be a real effective and simple method for many people if it is as effective as it sounds.
Does anyone have an opinion on effectiveness/ how to increase comfort or further tips?
The best suicide method is a form of strangulation
utilizing a ratchet tie down. You can buy it at automobile
and some hardware stores for $5-$10. It will work best
if you replace the short fabric tape attached to the
ratchet with a longer tape. Cut off one yard of tape
from the roll and sew it to the ratchet. Place the
tie down around your neck so that it fits loosely. Roll
up a small towel, bend it into a U-shape, and place each
end of the rolled-up towel under the tie down, on
the opposite sides of your windpipe (or adam's apple).
The towel acts as a padding protecting your windpipe.
If you do not use the towel, the tie down will push hard
against your windpipe causing pain and suffocation.
Turn the ratchet until the tie down is very tight, yet
loose enough to breathe. As you turn the ratchet, its
compressive force closes jugular veins, then carotid
and vertebral arteries. You will loose consciousness
suddenly, 8-15 seconds after the blood circulation to
your brain has stopped. Your unconscioPost too long. Click here to view the full text.