The great thing about mini adventures is you don’t need to over-think them. Wake up early on a Saturday morning, stick a pin in a map and just go. It can be as easy as that.
The lighter the better. If you’re camping overnight, take a bivvy bag. So much lighter to carry than a tent and snug enough for a night or two.
Explore your mini adventure location with a fresh pair of eyes. Leave inhibitions at home and look for opportunities. Become the Yes Man for a day or two.