This is more of a specific question rather than me wondering about hypothermia in general. Essentially, two of my characters were immersed in freezing water and would have died of hypothermia had they not managed (details aren't important) to get a raging bonfire up. I originally wrote that, after they'd done this, one of the characters strips down naked to attempt to dry his clothes, which he, being more knowledgeable about survival, says will help. The other character (they're both heterosexual males by the way) is a bit more reluctant. But anyway, I use this odd situation to strengthen the bond between the two characters which eventually will become very, very strong. However, I did a bit of research on the subject and found conflicting reports. I read that wet undergarments could cause it, but then also read that taking off your clothes would just speed up heat loss, though I imagine in this case it's on about people who have no warmth available to them. From a writing perspective though, I really want to get some bonding in between these two characters, and this seems like a great opportunity. Can anyone help?