I do too, I look for newer items that still look like the originals and wear them while hunting, or walking through the woods in the summer. I have a west german and east german set of LBE that come in handy. The NVA set is pretty light to wear, and has a few large pouches for more stuff. I wear my US set alot in the winter, it's easier to carry arctic canteens that way. I try to find .22 bolt actions that have a military look, someone made an M1 carbine stock for the Ruger 10/22 I've been looking at, but adding parts that cost more than the rifle are hard to justify at times. I hunt coyotes with my AR-15 clone. I've spent enough time wearing a steel pot and a fritz helmet for real that I don't feel the need for that, but the steel pot does come in handy for boiling water lol I used to dress up in my dads USMC 782 gear that he still had, when I was a kid. Hearing him and my uncle talk about the war and having the stuff he wore then fueled it all for me.
and to think they paid me for this, and I would have done it for free
I do have a thing for military hats and bags/satchels/packs I've always liked the looks of the period pieces, but manage to find something modern made that works for a while, but I'm always looking for something that might work better, or be more comfortable to wear/use. The main problem being my head seems to be a bit too large, and most of the hats I find are for cast of the wizard of oz, either that or people in some of those other countries are just really small.