Popular Mechanics? Wow, Survival/Preparedness really is going mainstream. Yes, I know that the article does go out of its way in a couple of places to conjure up "boogieman" images of survivalists from the past but it definitely gives a net positive review of the Modern Survivalist/Preparedness movement. Whether it wanted to our not... Certainly worth reading regardless.
And while they were at it, this story just so happened to have linked to some other recent Popular Mechanics' stories relating to Survival and Preparedness issues: