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.

The challenge was again used for immunity in Survivor: Samoa. Galu continued their winning streak, and won 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).


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



  • 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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