Originally Posted by tuggyne
Craft two or three wands of Alchemy (silenced if possible). Sneak up on a sleeping party. Steal all their stuff (including the armor they're wearing and the fortifying bedroll they're lying in). Laugh. (Note: this takes as many rounds as the items you're stealing, not including move actions to reposition to a new victim.)
This doesn't work either. Activating a spell trigger item requires the same amount of time as casting the spell that the item stores, so you'd still be poking them with a wand for a minute. Just stealing the stuff is still quicker.
There are ways to shorten the casting time (like Alacritous Cogitation), but I don't remember one that is easy/re-usable enough for me to worry about it very much.