"In the Barrel"
In the barrel Blood vs. Water
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring challenge
Appearances: Cook Islands
Blood vs. Water

In The Barrel is a recurring challenge on Survivor.


One or two castaways are placed inside a barrel and are pushed throughout a course by their tribe mates, collecting items along the way. The first tribe to finish the course wins.


The challenge debuted right after the infamous mutiny in Survivor: Cook Islands, where the distraught Aitu four won in a clean sweep against Raro .

In Survivor: Blood vs. Water, Galang and Tadhana were neck and neck the entire race, but when it came to the final leg where a member of each tribe had to play skee ball, Gervase Peterson was able to finish his task before Hayden Moss, claiming victory for his tribe.

The challenge reappeared in Survivor: Cambodia as a Reward Challenge. Despite Bayon falling behind on the barrel rolling portion, they managed to regain some time in the ball rolling portion. They were, however unable to make a comeback as Ta Keo finished first and Angkor finished second.


Episode Challenge Type Winners
Cook Islands
Tribal Reward S13 becky tS13 ozzy tS13 sundra tS13 yul t
Blood vs. Water
"Rule in Chaos"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S27 aras tS27 colton tS27 gervase t
S27 kat tS27 laurab tS27 lauram t
S27 monica tS27 tina tS27 tyson t
"A Snake in the Grass"
Tribal Reward S31 ciera tS31 joe tS31 kass t
S31 keith tS31 kelley tS31 terry t
Ta Keo
S31 abimaria tS31 andrew tS31 tasha tS31 woo t



  • Woo Hwang was the only competing male castaway to be placed inside the barrel.
  • Ciera Eastin is the only castaway to actively compete in this challenge twice. She won the challenge on her second attempt.