(What are people doing with the battery while wait for the next adventure?)
Everybody does different things and untill a test is done I would guess that it all depends on what we have been taught to do.
I take IN, all batteries that will not be used in the winter
eg. Camper, lawn mower amd clean with bakeing soda and water.
Give them a full charge and place them on wooden shelves in the warm basement.
I think the key is keeping them clean and the temp. has nothing to do with it because the acid if pure, inside will not freeze when the battery has a good charge.
As stated I do what I do and others do as they do and it all seems to work out.
PS If nothing else I never had a battery stolen