You have to hand it to Survivalist Magazine. They make a big effort not to conform to the guns, gardens, shelter and fire format of most survival magazines.
I know the Amish have excellent survival skills. They don't need electricity, and they have the knowledge and equipment to lead their normal lives in a grid down situation. But there won't be any Amish survivors when the Golden Horde passes through . The Amish lack one absolutely essential survival skill. They won't fight to protect their families or their property. That means when the bad guys come through to pillage, it will be easy for them to kill the men and carry off the women, and that's what will happen. The Amish can only exist because they can shelter behind Law Enforcement, which is prepared to do what they won't do.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
God has a really spotty record in terms of protecting his minions in times of danger. The Christian Missionaries in China during the 1920's and 1930's, the Jews of the Second World War period, even Christians in the middle east today, are finding that God usually fails to make an appearance when the killers are coming over the walls.
I don't really like the police. I prefer to avoid them, and most of my dealings with them in the last few years have not been calculated to change my attitude. But if they were not there, life would be a lot more tenuous.