Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
Part of my collection of Camoing Gaz Bleuet 206 and 270 stoves.

Camping Gaz Bleuet 206 was my first backpacking stove. It ran on a pierceable butane and propane mixed cartridge. This was during the mid-'80s and at the time was available worldwide. The 206 was super easy to use, and each cartridge provided 6 hours of cooking time. Just turn the knob and light. There were only two downsides to the stove. Once you pierced the c206 190-gram canister, you could not remove the stove until all the fuel was used. Also, the butane and propane mixed canister would freeze in cold weather. While I never had an issue with the fuel freezing, I did have to prepare the stove in case it happened.

As a young Scout each year at Christmas, I would receive one or two new canisters of fuel in my stocking. Anytime I found the canisters on sale, I would purchase a couple at a time to stockpile my supply. While I can't get any of the canisters anymore, I still have a good stockpile of c206 190-gram canisters that will last me a while. 

Years later, I purchased Camping Gaz Bleuet 270 Micro Stove, which used a sealable CV270 220-gram or the CV470 450-gram canister. The 270 was also super easy to use just like the Bleuet 206. But now, I could detach the stove from the fuel canister for easier packing. Still had the same freezing issue with the 270 stoves as the Bleuet 206. Another disadvantage to this stove was you could only use the Camping Gaz canister with this stove. All other stove manufacturers use a threaded connector canister.

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
Camping Gaz is Non-threaded (left) and the Coleman (right) is threaded like most modern canisters.

Just within a year or two of purchasing the second stove. Coleman purchased the French company, and sometime around 2016 the canisters were no longer distributed in the United States.    

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
My second stove is the Camping Gaz Bleuet 270 Micro Stove on the self-sealing canister.

Once the stock of canisters in the stores was gone, that was it for US consumers. Once people used up their stockpile of fuel canisters their stoves became paperweights. Over the years, I have not used my Bleuet 206 much and have many years of fuel canisters still left. Both the Bleuet 206 and the Bleuet 270 have been very dependable stoves for me, and I hate to have to give them up for the fact that the fuel canisters cannot be sourced here in the United States, but can be found readily available in other parts of the world.

Every few years I would check online to see if the canisters could be sourced without any luck. But then I saw that folks were making conversions to be able to use the threaded fuel canisters. Great, it looked like my Bleuet 270 might be used again. But this ended up not being the case. I wanted to know how this was done, and it would be cool to use a Camping Gaz stove again.

With all the new modern-day stoves that just weigh a few grams, why go through the time, and money just to get an old stove up and running? Well, that's a fair question and one that I hope I can answer. The Camping Gaz model stoves I have were dependable and very easy to use. I was able to do more than just boil water for my backpacking meals. I was able to cook real meals on them while camping. If you think about it, most great outdoor adventures have a great meal with friends to go with them. It doesn't sit well with me that the fuel canisters cannot be sourced here in the United States but can be elsewhere. 

If you are a fan of Camping Gaz stoves, or just like to read about how to make conversions, modifications, or hacks, then stick with me while I show you the process. The Bleuet 270 which looks like it would work will not! I needed to start with the Camping Gaz Turbo 270.     

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
Camping Gaz Turbo 270 carrying case.

I was able to source a Camping Gaz Turbo 270 stove online. I had no idea how old the stove was, how much it was used, or when it was used last.  

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
All the parts that make up the Turbo 270.

There are some differences between the Bleuet 270 and the Turbo 270 stoves. The most noticeable is the burner on the Turbo 270 is bigger. Also, the housing part that the on/off knob is attached to is different. 

Next, I needed a donor stove for the valve that is needed for this conversion.  The Coleman Peak 1 3001 series stove is what I am going to use for the donor. The stove can be easily found and runs generally under $20.

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
Coleman Peak 1 is needed as a donor.

The Coleman Peak 1 is right out of the box. I was a little taken aback at the overall cheap quality of this stove.  

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
Coleman Peak 1 out of the box.

Step #1: Remove the red plastic housing.

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
One side of the plastic housing was removed. 

Step #2: Once the housing is off remove all other parts of the stove. What's that blue that I see?

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
All the parts of the stove.

Step#3: Remove the black dummy cap from the blue turn Knob.

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
Guess what? Is that a Camping Gaz valve?

How about that! Surprised to see the Camping Gaz blue Knob? That is the same style knob that is on my Bleuet 270 and the same knob that is on the Turbo 270. 

Step #4: Unscrew the Turbo 270 burner head from the valve and replace it with the new one from the donor stove.

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
Turbo 270 with the new valve.

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
Turbo 270 is attached to a new threaded fuel canister.

Step #5: Turn the knob on and light. Note: I have the solid windscreen section in the back of the stove. That section should be over the knob. 

Camping Gaz Turbo 270 Conversion for Threaded Fuel Canisters
After who knows how many years this stove was used, it started burning on the first light.

There you go! I was able to take the stove that used a non-threaded fuel canister and convert it over to using threaded fuel canisters. I am sure this stove sat in someone's garage or gear closet for years. The stove fired up like it was used on a backpacking or canoeing trip last week. Just goes to show you how dependable of a canister stove the Turbo 270 is. 

Update note: While it's not in the post and has been discussed in the comments. You will need to use the old jet with the conversion. The hole in the old jet is bigger than the new jet of Peak 1. You will need a 7mm socket to change the jet out. Warning- You can run the risk of damaging the jet during the removal process. The reader assumes the potential for damage during this conversion.

A reader left in the comments that you can do the exact conversion with a Campgaz Globetrotter stove. I have not independently confirmed that conversion. That gives me another reason to purchase a stove!

Navigate over to our other post on converting a Camping Gaz Bivouac 270 Lantern to threaded fuel canisters.

Now It's Your Turn-

The search terms that bring people to this post are many. I invite you to leave a comment. Did this post save your stove from the trash? Have you done a conversion of another Camping Gaz model? What was the first meal that you cooked on your stove? 


Anonymous said…
Excellent article. Not sure how much I'm gaining by spending $19 for the Coleman stove to retrofit my Turbo 270, which I literally just retrieved from my wastebasket when I found your blog, but the challenge to make the Turbo 270 functional again was too tempting after having purchased it in 1976. I'm trusting the burner assembly for the Turbo 270 is better than the Coleman, hence the advantage. It also has such a nice storage bag.:)
Brian Wright- said…
Anon- The burner assembly of the Coleman is not the same quality as that of the Turbo 270. If your 1976 year model Turbo 270 is the same as mine, then $19 for a project and remembering about the backpacking and meals shared with friends on your stove is priceless.
Anonymous said…
Well Brian, the price tag on my Turbo 270 box says it cost me $34.99, so I suspect it is better quality than the Coleman,and also has the windscreen, but as you say, the memories of using it on my first backpacking trip are priceless indeed. Again, brilliant solution, and timing is everything, as I just visited REI this week and the camping guy said it was now useful only as a paperweight. And, the thought of just throwing it out was not a happy thought. The Coleman arrives today, and we shall see how things go. :)
Anonymous said…
Success! Thanks!
Brian Wright- said…
Fantastic! Keep your eye out for another post that I will be doing on the 270 lantern.
Did you ever have any luck converting the Bluet 200 models that pierced the older cans? I have 2 of the stoves... variances in pot supports and a lantern. Interestingly the lantern still has fuel canister attached and has pressurized fuel still in it!!! Thank you.
Brian Wright- said…
Alaska Raft Connection- I have around 12 fuel canisters for the old 206 stove and the stove still works. You can use a Stechka Cartridges Adapter to convert the pierceable fuel canister for a Lindal valve stove or a stove that runs inverted. So you are able to covert the canister but not the stove. Since writing the blog post I am now the owner of two each Turbo 270 stoves and Bivouac Lanterns.
d said…
Thank you for this! I just ordered the oleman stove you mentioned to switch valves and hope they're still using the gaz core! I love my stove and just used up the last of stored canisters. Such fast cooking with so little fuel, stable for big pots, built in windscreen for flame.
Brian Wright- said…

You are welcome and thanks for the comment. Hope your stove will be able to good many more meals on it!
Anonymous said…
Will the burner assembly from the Camping Gaz Bleuet 206 stove (top left in your photo) work in this hack ?
Brian Wright- said…
This conversion only works with the Turbo 270. The Camping Gaz Bleuet 206 stove burner head will not work with the valve from the Coleman Peak 1 stove. I haven't found that fix yet.
Liza Bisschoff said…
I have a George foreman Gp300 easy wheel grill that takes non threaded canisters but I’m in the states. Any chance this fix could work on something like that?
Brian Wright- said…
Liza Bisschoff

I don't believe my conversion will work for you. But looking at the owners manual regulator Assembly P/N 22185 looks to be what you need to attach to threaded caisters. You can find the manual on line. Hope that helps.
bilimanjaro said…
You can refill the old 270 cannisters with gas you fill lighters up a fraction of the price..
Brian Wright- said…

Interesting! I no longer have any 270 canisters, but how well does butane work with the stove since the 270 canister was a butane/propane mixture?
Anonymous said…
I may have missed it in the article, but be sure to switch out the jet in the assembly. The jet on the Turbo270 is higher flow for the bigger burner size. 7mm socket, just switch the old jet to the new assembly. I forgot how powerful the T270 was until I fired it up. Thanks for this write up!
Anonymous said…
Hello, thank you for the very nice post. We have. We have a Bleuet 470 HP burner and love it. Do you know, if the 270 conversion can work for the 470 HP as well?
Brian Wright- said…
The short answer is I don't know. I researched some images of the Bleuet 470 HP which looks like a nice stove. It looks to me that the old stove burner would fit the new valve. But what I don't know if the valve would fit in the housing. If you could email me at I would be happy to help you.
KevinATL72 said…
I just performed this conversion. Everything is a perfect fit. With the great quality of the Turbo 270 stove kit, this conversion is worth it even if you have to buy both the Turbo 270 and Peak 1 stove kits! I have not found a modern canister stove that matches the Turbo 270 quality--even when used in 10-20 degree weather several times.

Note: you do not have to remove the black knob cover from the new valve unless you want to, but you do want to replace the jet on the new valve with the original or the flame sputters a bit. Takes 1 minute to replace the jet.

I have a Lumostar C 270 lantern as well wich has been a favorite of mine. I will post back if a conversion is possible there as well.

Thank you for this post!
Brian Wright- said…
Yes, please post up if the Lumostar C 270 lantern conversion works.
FB said…
I have the old Gaz 270 stove, lantern and catalytic heater. Just picked up a Forespar gimballed boat stove for my sailboat with a 270 stove attached. Hoping to do the conversion on all three items and be able to sail through the fall at night, well-fed and warm. Thanks for the tip.
KevinATL72 said…

Following up, the conversion works perfectly for the Lumostar C 270 lantern as well! Happiness!

The new and old knob covers are identical and the original blue plastic collar on the lantern even fits on the new valve. :)

Again, you still want to swap in the old jet.

Brian Wright- said…
KevinATL72- Excellent! Thanks for sharing that the Lumostar C 270 conversion will work.
Anonymous said…
I couldn't remove the jet from the coleman, ended up ruining the brass trying to remove with 7mm wrench. Any tips?
Brian Wright- said…
It should have come out with a 7mm "socket". I don't have any tips. If you haven't ruined the jet hold and it just the sides of the jet, all should not be lost. Wish you all the luck with it.
Anonymous said…
Does anyone have a picture or two of swapping out the jets? Is it self explanatory?
Brian Wright- said…
It should be self-explanatory. It looks like a brass hex nut. Be very careful getting them out. The brass is soft and they could be damaged. Another person left that comment on the lantern post.
pinegreen said…
I have two Turbo 270 units, and I'm down to my last partial canisters. Placed the order today for two Peak 1 burners to cannibalize. Many thanks. I've had Bluets since the 1980s and the Turbo 270 ones were my favorites. May they live on!
Brian Wright- said…
Pinegreen- Glad to hear that your Turbo 270's will live on!
Unknown said…
New life for my Gaz! Thank you! I love this stove, and was thrilled to find this, again, thank you!
Brian Wright- said…
UNK- Enjoy your stove again!
Anonymous said…
Amazing!!! I’ve held in to mine hoping I would one day be able to use it again!!!
Brian Wright- said…
Anon- Enjoy your stove again!
sdpaia said…
It worked! I was so disappointed to find that my backpacking stove was no longer compatible with modern fuel cannisters. I easily made this switch and saved myself from having to buy new. There are probably advantages to newer technology, but this is still a cool little gadget that I'm hanging on to! Thanks!
Brian Wright- said…
Glad it worked out. Enjoy your stove!
Anonymous said…
Is it necessary to change the jets if the unit is working with the Peak 1 swap? It is suggested for safety reasons?

Thanks in advance!
Brian Wright- said…
It is suggested to change the jet due to the burner size difference of the two stoves that are used for this project. This was added as a note to the post from comments left by someone who commented. It is hard to see if there is a diffence between the two jets.

I am not sure if not changing the jets would cause a safety issue. I went back and changed the jets on my stove and I have not had any issues with my stove.

Changing the jets is not hard but you do need a 7mm socket. You also have to be very carryful because the brass i soft and you can damage the jet.

Hope this answered your question.
Anonymous said…
Great article!
But, alas, I have an old 206 that served me very well over many years. There's nothing like the sound of the stove cooking dinner in the wilderness after a day of hiking! I just got my stove out because of the approaching hurricane and the possibility of losing power and realized that I am finally out of gaz! Is there any hope that this stove can be converted or is it time to find a new stove?
Brian Wright- said…
I hope that the hurricane misses you. I still have a 206 and I am lucky to still have fuel for it. But unfortunately there is no way to convert the 206 to accept a different fuel canister. I think it's time for a new stove. Good luck!
Anonymous said…
I’ve got 2 of the larger campingaz unthreaded canisters I haven’t used just collecting dust. Maybe I’ll post on eBay.
I have a campingaz lantern. I've had it for years and it still works great. I use any mantel (Coleman, etc) and just tie it off at the base. Totally agree with your love of campingaz. Wish I could get my hands on a few bluette cartridges, running low. The ones I still have thread into the lantern base. Soft light and whoosh of the gas. Perfection.
Dnele928 said…
I accidentally bought a threaded fuel canister, having not used my gaz stove for two years. I was going to return it somehow or give it away. I was internet shopping for some gaz canisters, then realized they were no longer available. Then I came across your article. Yes, it seemed impractical to buy another stove to convert the gaz to accept threaded canister, but I had an irresistible urge to see it working again. I bought the Coleman Peak as you suggested. The conversion was quick and easy - even swapping the jet (yes, use a 7mm socket). And just like that, it fired right up. Very happy. Thanks to you for discovering this and doing this write up, Cheers!
Brian Wright- said…
Thanks for leaving a comment. It's funny how we what to see our Camping Gaz stoves light up again. Enjoy your stove!
USA068 said…
Thank you. $8.00 at a thrift store, and now your page helped me conserve a great french stove. Kindest regards
Unknown said…
You can also convert the Gaz 'Globetrotter Stove' using he same Coleman valve assembly.
Canadian Backpacker said…
Sucess! Thank you!

For anyone thinking the Peak 1 Stove works anything like the Turbo 270, don't bother trying. The Turbo 270 is a portable blast furnace with a much larger burner. The 270 also has a well-designed wind screen and the flame never flickers and goes out all the time like the Peak One stove does. Make sure you change the "fuel jet" because the one from the Coleman Peak One stove isn't going to give you as much fuel power into the larger Turbo 270 burner. This conversion has brough new life to the Turbo 270 which is one of the best portable camp stoves ever made.
HI, great post about my favourite camping stove! Actually I have a CV470 Camping gaz but the canister is about to run out. I received an offer to buy two Bleuet 206 canisters but I´m afraid they won´t be compatible. Do you know something about that? Thanks!
The 206 canisters are not compatible with the CV470. The 206 canisters are punctured by the 206 stove.
Ok, thank you very much!
Michael in New Mexico said…
Many thanks to you for your fantastic post on converting the Gaz Turbo 270. My wife and I have two of them we bought from REI over 20 years ago. We enjoyed them for many years until we could no longer find the correct canisters that fitted the stoves. So for several years they sat in my garage as paper weights. Almost trashed them until I came across your post. Followed your instructions carefully, including changing out the brass jet from the 270 to the new valve. Lit both of my blast furnaces up and they came instantly to life. My wife and I were very happy. Even with paying $20.00 each on eBay for two Coleman Peak 1 stoves as donors, the build quality, burner size and wind screen of the 270, which are far superior to the cheapness of the Coleman Peak 1 and any other stove out there, justifies the cost for the donors. "There's no school like old school" - LOL.
It's interesting that Coleman uses Gaz valves in their stoves. Hmmm
One thing I noticed on both the original valve of the 270 and the donor valve from the Coleman Peak 1 is that the part number "06F125" is clearly shown on both valves.
A bit of advice when removing the brass jet from either stove. When using a 7mm socket and wrench, make sure the socket stays firmly seated over the jet while applying slow, steady torque until it pops loose. I believe the jets are over torqued at the factory. Even one of my donor's brass jet had damaged corners right out of the box. So I had to be extra careful getting the jet off.
Remember, gentle, slow but steady pressure and the brass jet will pop loose with minimal deformity to the brass jet.
Again, many thanks for your conversion post.
Anonymous said…
Just did the conversion and it works like a charm! I used up the last of my Camping Gaz canisters last summer and wanted to save this little stove. My brother gave me crap about how heavy it is compared to his super light weight stove, but I was boiling water 4x as fast as him! One thing to note, when changing out the brass jet, the one from the new Coleman one started to strip the 7mm connection with a closed end 7mm wrench. I thought I might have an issue with my 40 year old stove getting the jet out, but it was no problem. Now I can get canisters anywhere and not have to worry about conserving the last of my old school canisters!
Anonymous said…
Anyone try this conversion for a Campingaz Tri-Star stove?
Anon- I did an image search to look at the valve of the Tri-Star. I couldn't find a really good picture of the valve. I don't believe this conversion will work for the Tri-Star.
Unknown said…
I have a Gaz S-200 that we used as a kid. My wife and I are thinking about some backpacking overnighters. Is there a similar retro fit for the Gaz S-200 ? I love this thing
I took some time this morning to look at some images of the S200. I am going to say that the conversion will not work. This is mainly due to the fact. It seems like the valve and housing that the pot stand is all made as one.

In the 270 conversions, the valve and the pot stand are two different parts. I also think the burner head is much like the 206 burner head which is different than the 270 head.

The S200 is a cool-looking stove! Wish I could have been more helpful.
ScottSling said…
I have a Bluet 206 willing to part with if anyone's interested... in eastern PA area.. let me know. Scott
Glowbug said…
If you want, just take a threaded canister for your source tank and get an adapter that allows you to transfer some fuel to the bayonet original canisters. Works like a charm for me. I fill mine about 1/2 for safety and less pressure on older tank.
Smether1 said…
I have the bluet s200 do you know if the Coleman valve would work on my stove?
This conversion will not work with the s200
Eva B said…
Thank you for your article. I was about to sell my 207 turbo stove and lantern on eBay but now will give this a try.

I do have 2 full c206 190g full canisters. Any idea what I should do with these as I have no 206 compatible stove to use them? I live in NW Arkansas.
Eva B-

Glad the article saved your stoves! Maybe, if you have a local outdoor FB or outdoor Co-OP group you could post them up there. I have a lot of visitors to this post, and maybe someone will see that you have them and reach out to you. I have about 11 canisters for my 206. Good luck!
Patrick said…
I was so excited to do this conversion, but alas I have failed. No problem getting the old jet off the Turbo 260, but wow, I could not get the new jet off the Coleman Peak One stove. I had the proper 7mm socket wrench (which worked for the turbo). The Coleman seems like it's just slightly smaller than my 7mm socket. Or it's just on there so factory tight. After applying consistent smooth pressure, it really just didn't give. Then it started to strip. Once it was a lost cause I took my vice grips to it and still with a locked jaw, it wouldn't twist.

Anyone have any similar issues with this??? Maybe Coleman does'nt let you change the jet on the Classic stove anymore??? Anyone able to do this conversion recently? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 20$ down the drain. Can't return it now that I've defaced it :).
Guy said…
I saw this conversion several years ago. I couldn’t justify purchasing a donor stove and almost got rid of the 270. Ran into a peak 1 on face book market place that included an almost full fuel canister for $10. Did the swap tonight in 15 minutes, works perfect! Thank you

That's a sweet deal! Glad it worked out for you. Thanks for the comment.
Jeff said…
I just purchased the Coleman stove from (Aug 2023) - they are now about $23. I was able to remove the jet from the new stove, but it required a lot of force and the socket did leave indentations in the brass a bit. It appears that they are still using the Campingaz valve in these stoves (blue knob). I still have several cannisters of the old fuel that I stocked up on several years ago as it was becoming harder to find in the U.S., but I'm glad to know that I can still use my favorite stove after those run out. Thanks so much for posting this!!
dave said…
any more news on converting the 470 with the Peak 1 or..... and how about the newer peak stoves and the jet removeal ?
Reviewing images online. It looks like the 470HP valve is a one-piece unit. This will not work with this conversion.
Raanan said…
Thank you for the amazing research and tip!
I was looking for a solution but needed your direction to understand that I shouldn't take the adapter direction but rather replace the bottom part.
Ramseybella said…
My name is Pete and I'm the guy who first started this trend with the conversion that you took excerpts from. I just want to clarify one comment you made.
The valve swap is not necessary for the stove, only for the Campingaz lantern.
The reason I pointed out using an 11mm socket is that some of these valves in the Campingaz mainly are screwed in so tight an open or adjustable wrench can slip easily stripping the brass jet. Don't ask me how I know..😁 Cheers, good artical.
Ramseybella said…
For everyone who needs to know what stove this will work on? The Turbo models and micro plus (Same as the turbo with the small head) and the International only if you need the pot supports. All the other older Bleuet pierceable canister type stoves have the fold out pot supports attached to the valve housings. With the exception of the newer BLEUET 206 Plus Butane Camping Stove (Basically a detachable Turbo pot support on a pierceable canister housing) . All The burner heads will fit on the Coleman valve but without pot supports. It will not work for the Twister Plus, RM150 or the Tristar. It will work for just about all the Gaz model lamps with the jet swap, except the models that came with that plastic housing for the pierceable canister type sleeve. I started this Peak one conversion years ago before it hit the internet, posted it on Classic Camp stove forum now everyone seems to has discovered it.
Dano said…
Wanted to let you know that 5 years later and this post is still helping people. The Peak 1 in Canada isn't available anymore, now has been rebranded as the Coleman Classic 1. Different color plastic cover, Same Campingaz valve inside.
I just picked one up for $26 CDN ($8usd) at Walmart to rescue my Turbo 270. Thank you to this community for restoring my faith in the internet.

Anonymous said…
I've been hanging on to my Campingaz stuff for years, hoping to use them again some day. Ultimately I ordered one of these adapters for $10: -- seems like a good solution!
Oregon Packer said…
I have two old CG stoves that I haven't been able to part with because of the memories. One is the same as the stove in this post. I bought the donor Coleman online for under $20 and just completed the retrofit. It works a charm. I'm going to do the other stove, which is a bit more compact but has the same valve assembly. That stove never failed in a couple of decades of backpacking and mountaineering so I think that I'll go back to it.

This is a great post! Please keep it up.
Acco said…
Brought my 17 Euro stove with me for a three week visit in Greece this month. I use the campinggaz stove with a small burner to make greek coffee in a small pot, called a briki.

C206 cartridges all over and cheap enough there.

I will need to find a small burner stove if I want to make greek coffee here. It does not need to be cheap. Good is good.

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