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Nut Bucket (also known as Sack Attack, Nutslinger, and Weight Up) is a tribal challenge that originated in Survivor: Micronesia.


A given number of contestants hold onto a rope connected to a large net. The remaining castaways attempt to shoot coconuts into the opposing tribe's nets, increasing the weight load. When all members of one tribe have dropped their net, the challenge ends, with the opposing tribe winning.


United States[]

The challenge debuted in Micronesia as an Immunity Challenge. Two women and two men from each tribe would hold onto ropes that supported a net. One at a time, the other castaways attempted to toss coconuts into the other tribe's net. The tribe who held up their net for the longest time wins the challenge. Airai defeated Malakal to win immunity.

The challenge was again used for immunity in Samoa. Galu continued their winning streak, sending Foa Foa back to Tribal Council.

Caramoan marked the first time the challenge was used for reward. Brandon Hantz and Phillip Sheppard held the nets for Bikal, whilst Matt Bischoff and Michael Snow held the nets for Gota. Gota focused on increasing the weight in Brandon's net, forcing him out of the challenge. However, Bikal's more even approach saw Matt and Michael subsequently drop their nets. As such, Bikal won the challenge and a food basket (containing meats, vegetables, wine, and seasoning).


The challenge was played under modified rules for immunity in Titans v Rebels. Instead of two members each holding up one basket, two tribe members would hold on to a single rope connected to a joint basket; the Titans assigned Jaden Laing and Viola Jokudu to hold their basket, while Feras Basal and Tobias Grant held the Rebels' basket. Additionally, the tribes had to first complete an obstacle course, collecting coconuts along the way before they could shoot them into their opponent's basket. The Titans sustained an early lead through the obstacle course and their representatives appeared to be physically stronger than the Rebels', disheartening Feras and Tobias as their basket sank. However, after Jaden and Viola lost grip on the rope, the Rebels were motivated to keep holding on just long enough for their rivals to drop the basket, allowing them to claim their second immunity win.



South Africa[]

In Return of the Outcasts, the tribes played for immunity as well as a nutritious meal sponsored by Futurelife. In this appearance, the castaways tossed sandbags instead of coconuts. Yontau's Felix Godlo was the first person to drop out. Danté De Villiers then dropped the net first for Masu, leaving it to a showdown between Yontau's Thoriso M-Afrika and Masu's Steffi Brink. Ultimately, Thoriso dropped the net first, sending Yontau to their first Tribal Council.


Episode Challenge Type Winners
"I Should Be Carried on the Chariot-Type Thing!"
Tribal Immunity S16 alexis tS16 chet tS16 erik t
S16 jason tS16 joel tS16 kathy t
S16 mikeyb tS16 natalie tS16 tracy t
"Walking on Thin Ice"
Tribal Immunity S19 brett tS19 dave tS19 erik t
S19 john tS19 kelly tS19 laura t
S19 monica tS19 russells tS19 shambo t
"Persona Non Grata"
Tribal Reward S26 andrea tS26 brandon tS26 brenda t
S26 cochran tS26 corinne tS26 dawn t
S26 erik tS26 malcolm tS26 phillip t

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Episode 1
Tribal Reward FRS15 anthony tFRS15 marylou tFRS15 melanie tFRS15 mickael t
FRS15 myriam tFRS15 namadia tFRS15 sara tFRS15 thierry t
L'Île au Trésor
Episode 1
Tribal Immunity FRS19 alexandra tFRS19 amandine tFRS19 beryl t
FRS19 freddy tFRS19 jeanluc tFRS19 jeremy tFRS19 jerome t
FRS19 jesta tFRS19 sandrine tFRS19 yannick t
Les Armes Secrètes
Episode 3
Tribal Immunity FRS26 arnaud tFRS26 candice tFRS26 frederic t
FRS26 gabin tFRS26 herve tFRS26 jonathan t
FRS26 laure tFRS26 magali tFRS26 maxine t
Oro (Koh-Lanta)
La Légende
Episode 6
Tribal Immunity FRS27 alexandra tFRS27 alix tFRS27 jade t
FRS27 laurent tFRS27 loic tFRS27 namadia tFRS27 teheiura t
Korok (La Légende)

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Survivor Québec (2023)
Episode 3
Tribal Reward QCS1 christophe tQCS1 isabelle tQCS1 jeanjunior t
QCS1 joel tQCS1 johannie tQCS1 kimberly tQCS1 marika t
QCS1 sandrine tQCS1 sango tQCS1 simon t

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Return of the Outcasts
"Walking on Eggshells"
Tribal Reward/Immunity ZAS9 dante tZAS9 marian tZAS9 meryl tZAS9 palesa t
ZAS9 shane tZAS9 steffi tZAS9 tejan tZAS9 toni t



  • Erik Reichenbach is the only contestant to have competed in this challenge twice.
    • His tribe won both times.
  • The winning tribe has always had nine tribe members remaining.
  • This challenge was used in both Fans vs. Favorites seasons (Micronesia and Caramoan).
  • Each time this challenge was used, there was a purple tribe competing.
    • Malakal is the only purple tribe to compete in this challenge and not win.
  • This challenge has been played by both members of the Hantz family that competed on Survivor.
    • Russell Hantz competed in this challenge in Survivor: Samoa, while Brandon Hantz did so in Caramoan.
      • Both of them held the nets for their tribe; despite Brandon's tribe winning the challenge, both members dropped their nets.


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