Update as of 09102013: I read this last night. It had some good articles on generators, on stacking wood, that type of thing. Most of the survival info was stuff like "don't fall off ladders" and "don't get eaten by bears." Not terribly useful advice but at least this magazine only cost me $5.00.
I went into town today because an acquaintance who works at the grocery store gave me a call. I had asked him to let me know when this edition of Popular Science went out on the magazine shelves. In this town, there must be a lot of survivalists who are operating totally covertly. I know this because any time a survival oriented magazine hits the shelves, all the copies our grocery store gets are gone by evening time. I wanted a second copy of a magazine that got wrinkled when the post lady didn't shut the mailbox door during a rain storm. Got a call from my "mole" at the grocery store when the truck brought some copies of that magazine. I went on in that afternoon , waited until I could pick up the mail out of the mailbox on the same trip. Big mistake, as every single magazine was sold by the time I got into town.
I've spoken to the store manager, but apparently The Great Computer in Asheville, N.C. orders all the magazines for the store without human intervention, based on the information it garners when you swipe your store card to get the lower prices. If so it's not doing a very efficient job since they could sell a lot more of these type magazines, while they over order the hot rod magazines and have to pull dead copies off the shelf every month.