It took me about a minute to remove myself from this baby trap. The tricky part was replacing my arms with the pillows with minimal disruption. Much like the mines used during the Vietnam war, baby traps like these can explode with just the slightest motion or activity. It takes practice to be able to escape one of these. They'll still go off, but it gives you enough time to escape and grab a beer or get sone work done before they go off 45 to 75 minutes later. You could call it delayed charges in that case, I guess.