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Relaxing in our Nortwill Hammock

Relaxing in our Nortwill Hammock…

Well, I must admit, my daughter has used it more than I have, but she sure looks cute, huh? She loves to cover herself up like a caterpillar in its chrysalis. This hammock works perfectly in our back yard. With the long straps, we had several choices for placement. The straps are strong and sturdy and hold up beautifully. The attached travel bag will make it easy to take along on my next camping trip. It holds up in the rainy and windy Florida storms we get many afternoons and dries quickly.

It’s time to get my daughter out and get me in! Thank you to Tomoson and Nortwill for my heavily discounted hammock in exchange for this review.




More from Nortwill:

DURABLE NYLON MATERIAL – This hammock features triple stitched nylon for extra support on delicate areas such as the sack opening. The nylon material is also incredibly lightweight, weighing in at only 15.5 oz. Great for out of town trips and camping excursions! Nortwill’s hammock is breathable for a truly comfortable and relaxing rest.

HASSLE-FREE SET UP – Quick hang tree straps eliminate the need for any complicated knots and additional tools. Simply tie it to a solid foundation and stretch the hammock to its desired length using the heavy duty aviation grade aluminum carabineers. Lightweight, yet extremely tough it can support up to 400 pounds of body weight.

VERSATILE – Bring it along with you on your next camping trip or place it in your backyard. No matter where you go, the Nortwill Hammock will deliver great results thanks to its high grade and professional components. Set-up is easy and hassle free while transport and clean-up is a breeze. This cradle is ideal for camping, hiking, boating, traveling, backpacking, and for use on the beach or lake. It also comes with a sack for easy storage!

LIGHTWEIGHT – Weighing in at only 15.5 oz, the Nortwill Hammock won’t bulk up your pack. This gives you more space for other essentials that you’ll need when you’re camping or hiking. Bring it along with you wherever you go!

STRONG AND RELIABLE – Supports up to 400 pounds of body weight with high quality professional grade components such as the 6mm rope and aluminum carabineers that allow you to stretch the hammock without fear of tearing or ripping. Because what you need when relaxing is peace of mind.


Grieving and Tent Poles









I went to a funeral this morning. The priest compared the process of grieving to tent poles because my friend’s husband, the deceased, was an avid camper.

She explained that it is always very difficult to pitch a tent successfully without all of the tent poles. Sometimes, you open the bag and find out there is one missing. Sometimes, unfortunately, they are all missing. But most of the time, there’s another camper nearby who is willing to give up a tent pole to help a fellow camper. And hopefully, other campers follow suit until you have the tent poles you need.

We were encouraged to be the tent poles for the grieving family. Be there to ground them, support them, hold them up, and make them feel safe. The analogy was visually perfect for me. I imagined a tent without its poles and saw collapse, struggle, and imbalance. I even envisioned the tent flying away in the wind, with us there to bring it back down.

From the expression on my friend’s face during this colorful analogy, it was clear that she could see some of the same things. She liked the thought of having tent poles. She smiled at the idea. Hopefully, if only for a moment, she felt her poles, those people who care for her, holding up her tent and surrounding her with love .