I think the Amish only have part of it right, the living off the land part, without utilizing much technology, the rest is a sad state of religious mind control, which is not good for anyone, no matter how they live. There are still tribes that live in South America and in Africa and Australia, and China, that live off the land, without religious control, and would be doing fine if it was not for civilization expanding into their areas. Getting back to nature takes a lot of adjustment, those who have tried, find it a difficult way to live, unless they utilize some technology in starting their process, such as solar and wind power, and some starting out with what is called free energy devices, but they are still in their infancy on those, but some claim they are working and utilizing them int heir homes, so they are completely off the grid so to speak. I would really like to be able to move back the country in the hills, or mountainous regions, and acquire a free energy device, and put solar and wind power on my property, so I would still have electricity, but not be paying a corporation for it, and use well water, with a filtering system, and a cell phone for contact purposes, and satellite for TV and Internet, but if technology goes away, I would have to learn to make my own solar and wind power just to have electricity, and maybe use a ham radio, if there will be no way to use even these, then I guess I would have to survive with candles and fire for night, and warmth, and well water, and maybe a water wheel to pump water, and make my own water tower for pressure, and have a large green house, to grow most of the year around, except maybe winter, but would still be able to grow some things then, such as potatoes. The thing is when one really lives off the land, the days go by so much slower, and a sense of accomplishment of survival is gained, along with becoming more in-tune with nature.