It took me 2 hours and 35 minutes to get from Achrafieh to Jeita today and things are only going to get worse in the coming days, so here’s a list of things to keep in your car during the holiday traffic:

1- Shaving Kit:
Your looks might change from the time you leave home and get to work.

2- Pictures of your family and loved ones:
There’s a big chance you won’t remember how they look like by the time you get home.

3- Xanax, Klonopin, Valium or any similar medication:
To avoid killing others and more importantly yourself.

4- Your DSLR Camera and Kit:
You can shoot some really cool long exposure shots between Antelias and Nahr el Kalb.

5- Volumes I to XVI of Encyclopædia Britannica:
You will need a light-read along the way.

6- Portable battery chargers (16000 AMH+):
You will be abusing your 3G/4G plan and will need to recharge your phone up to 3-4 times maybe. I recommend Anker as it charges while you are using your phone so you don’t miss a thing.

7- Termos, Bezer, Foul, Bazella and beer.
If you are driving skip the beer and stick to the light snacks. I would recommend having a BBQ set as well if you are stuck with friends in traffic.

8- A portable hot-dog stand
If you want to make a couple of bucks while stuck in traffic, start selling hotdogs to the drivers nearby.

9- An engagement ring:
You might end up meeting the love of your life while stuck in traffic so keep a diamond ring in the car just in case.

10- Air-board:
If you want to get out of the car to see what’s going on and want to look cool, get the air-board and roam around cars.

11- The Nose Picker 3000:
We all pick our nose during traffic.

12- A Yoga mat:
Place your yoga mat on the roof and meditate until traffic is gone. Watch out though as too much yoga could turn you into a devil worshiper.

13- A tent and sleeping bags:
If you have to spend the night stuck in traffic, set up a tent between three cars, light a small fire camp and invite people to join in.

14- A portable piano or any music instrument:
Set it up on your roof and start playing. You will become a YouTube sensation in no time.

15- The Car Horn Concertmaster:
You will have that urge to honk during traffic but you have to be careful not to annoy other drivers as you might get yourself killed in the process. The Car Horn Concertmaster is the answer.

Enjoy and use these tips wisely!

PS: Jimmy helped in this post