If you are talking about those grey plastic connectors I do not have a high degree of confidence in them.
As far as soldering with a wet towel for protection that is another thing I wouldn't have a high degree of confidence in that either.
Check out this article I wrote which lists some very good safety options when it comes to soldering without burning the house down.
Plumbing Torch Fire Safety
If your soldering skills are not up to snuff for the task you may consider hiring a plumber to install a new valve that threads into a female adapter which will make next time as simple as unthreading the old frost-proof sillcock and threading on the new one.