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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 t.pngS16 chet t.pngS16 erik t.png
S16 jason t.pngS16 joel t.pngS16 kathy t.png
S16 mikeyb t.pngS16 natalie t.pngS16 tracy t.png
"Walking on Thin Ice"
Tribal Immunity S19 brett t.pngS19 dave t.pngS19 erik t.png
S19 john t.pngS19 kelly t.pngS19 laura t.png
S19 monica t.pngS19 russells t.pngS19 shambo t.png
"Persona Non Grata"
Tribal Reward S26 andrea t.pngS26 brandon t.pngS26 brenda t.png
S26 cochran t.pngS26 corinne t.pngS26 dawn t.png
S26 erik t.pngS26 malcolm t.pngS26 phillip t.png

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Return of the Outcasts
"Walking on Eggshells"
Tribal Immunity ZAS9 dante t.pngZAS9 marian t.pngZAS9 meryl t.pngZAS9 palesa t.png
ZAS9 shane t.pngZAS9 steffi t.pngZAS9 tejan t.pngZAS9 toni t.png



  • 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.


Recurring Challenges
A Bit Dinghy · A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Dizzy Miss Lizzy · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kenny Log-Ins · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Reinventing The Wheel · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Star Man · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me