Oh, and BTW, yes I've had a BBQ with some Jeeple. Ya'll are doing it wrong if you haven't had a gathering, barbecued some chicken, steamed some corn and tossed a few potatoes in the coals (wrapped in foil of course so they're edible). That's my kind of Jeeping. None of this rock crawling business, just some easy trails to a good spot to enjoy the view and barbecue. Josh knows, and he didn't even have a Jeep yet. Legend.
Our local Jeep club does so much stuff you can't possibly do it all. They do BBQs, almost weekly wheeling trips and camping trips, Bonfires, work on each others Jeeps, plan out of state wheeling trips, have euchre ornaments, meets at local restaurants, jeep parades, meets at local ice cream places, do fund raisers and just generally enjoy each others company. They are always helpful. If you were to post hey, I need help doing something to your Jeep, you would probably have 5+ people respond to help at least with others saying if you need me give me a call as 5 should be able to handle it. They open their homes up for house parties. Some of the biggest problems that we have is if you post a day of Jeeping, you may have to limit the participation because you will get 50+ jeeps showing up if you don't. There is always people that will volunteer to take new jeepers out on the trail. Then talk about trail runs. Everyone brings a ton of food and everyone shares stuff. Then sharing..... need a tool or help out on the trail, people are stepping forward. Heck we had one guy get a flat on a 40 inch tire that was not repairable and no spare, before you know it people are pulling thier 37 spares off and he is running 37s for the day so he can wheel.
And that is why jeep people are so cool. Buying a Jeep is like getting 500 new friends.