Nut Bucket (also known as Sack Attack) 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.
The challenge debuted in Survivor: 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.
Survivor: Caramoan marked the first time the challenge had been 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).
"I Should Be Carried on the Chariot-Type Thing!"
"Walking on Thin Ice"
"Persona Non Grata"
- 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.